misassemble

verb mis·as·sem·ble \ ˌmis-ə-ˈsem-bəl \

Definition of misassemble

misassembled; misassembling
: to put the parts of (something) together in an incorrect manner : to assemble (something) wrongly
  • And any mechanic who thinks the computer is going to tell him what he misassembled under the dash is probably better suited to working with a shovel instead of a computer.
  • —Mike Allen

First Known Use of misassemble

1927

in the meaning defined above

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