patchboard

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patchboard

(ˈpætʃˌbɔːd) or

patch panel

n
(Electronics) a device with a large number of sockets into which electrical plugs can be inserted to form many different temporary circuits: used in telephone exchanges, computer systems, etc. Also called: plugboard
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Noun1.patchboard - telephone central where circuits are completed with patchcordspatchboard - telephone central where circuits are completed with patchcords
central, telephone exchange, exchange - a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication
phone system, telephone system - a communication system that transmits sound between distant points