bread·​board | \ ˈbred-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce breadboard (audio) \

Definition of breadboard

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a board on which dough is kneaded or bread cut
2 : a board on which mounted components are breadboarded


breadboarded; breadboarding; breadboards

Definition of breadboard (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to make an experimental arrangement of (something, such as an electronic circuit or a mechanical system) to test feasibility

Examples of breadboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun For a summer centerpiece, pile green apples on a breadboard; among the apples, insert test tubes containing white garden flowers; then garnish the arrangement with parsley. 6. Maggie O'neill, Good Housekeeping, "25 Practical Tips for Flower Arrangements From 1952," 7 May 2015 Crosscut the top pieces, breadboard ends, stretchers, and legs. David Agrell, Popular Mechanics, "Build This Rustic Farmhouse Table," 1 Mar. 2018 The simple crossovers--one each for the woofer and tweeter in each speaker--come with the coils, capacitors and resistors hard-wired on perforated breadboards. Rob Sabin, Popular Mechanics, "How to Build Your Own Speakers: Step-by-Step DIY Tech," 1 Mar. 2015 Coat a breadboard and rolling pin with a sprinkling of flour and roll each piece of bread dough to about a 4-inch circle. Cathy Jakicic, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Curry Beef Buns," 29 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of breadboard


1847, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1956, in the meaning defined above

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“Breadboard.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 17 January 2020.

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