breadboard

noun
bread·​board | \ ˈbred-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce breadboard (audio) \
variants: or less commonly bread board
plural breadboards also bread boards

Definition of breadboard

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a board designed for working dough or for cutting or serving bread With towels around their middles and their hair tucked up, Grandma and Mary Alice rolled out endless pastry on big breadboards.— Richard Peck On a large round breadboard beside Mrs. Plunkett there were several kinds of bread, which she cut very slowly …— William Trevor
2 : a board on which mounted components are breadboarded Yamakawa developed an ignition system to maximize efficiency while using the least amount of gasoline. He created it as a breadboard (an assembly of separate transistors, capacitors, and other electronic parts), but was unable to fuse them together on a chip before the money ran out.— Daniel McNeill et al.

breadboard

verb
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 Each kit includes products that can be found in a car, such as a sensor, a micro-controller board, a breadboard, a resistor, wires, cables and a passive buzzer. Chanel Stitt, Detroit Free Press, 5 June 2021 Crosscut the top pieces, breadboard ends, stretchers, and legs. David Agrell, Popular Mechanics, 7 Mar. 2020 The adjacent kitchen and butler’s pantry were professionally designed, with custom cabinets, slab-marble countertops and pullout bamboo breadboards. Julie Lasky, New York Times, 29 Apr. 2020 Crosscut the top pieces, breadboard ends, stretchers, and legs. David Agrell, Popular Mechanics, 7 Mar. 2020 Crosscut the top pieces, breadboard ends, stretchers, and legs. David Agrell, Popular Mechanics, 7 Mar. 2020 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, 7 May 2015 Crosscut the top pieces, breadboard ends, stretchers, and legs. David Agrell, Popular Mechanics, 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, 1 Mar. 2015 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb An outside party used Max to breadboard the wildly popular music software Ableton Live. Catherine Sinow, Ars Technica, 26 Sep. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of breadboard

Noun

1761, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1944, in the meaning defined above

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“Breadboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/breadboard. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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