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.
breadboarded; breadboarding; breadboards
Definition of breadboard (Entry 2 of 2)
: to make an experimental arrangement of (something, such as an electronic circuit or a mechanical system) to test feasibility
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