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plugboard

(ˈplʌɡˌbɔːd)
n
(Electronics) another name for patchboard
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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Noun1.plugboard - telephone central where circuits are completed with patchcordsplugboard - 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
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Adding a "plugboard" allowed more, as did the use of extra rotors.
London, United Kingdom, June 23, 2012 --(PR.com)-- He is most vividly remembered for his work on cryptanalysis during World War II, developing the so-called electro-mechanical Bombe used to determine the correct rotor and plugboard settings of the German Enigma encryptor to decrypt intercepted messages - a development said to have shortened the length of World War II by two years.