misconnection

noun
mis·​con·​nec·​tion | \ ˌmis-kə-ˈnek-shən How to pronounce misconnection (audio) \
plural misconnections

Definition of misconnection

1 : a wrong or faulty connection an electrical misconnection
2 sports : a failed transfer of a ball or puck from one player to another on the same team … had only three misconnections through the air in Friday night's football season opener …— Greg Thompson

First Known Use of misconnection

1784, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Misconnection.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misconnection. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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