misconnection

noun mis·con·nec·tion \ ˌmis-kə-ˈnek-shən \

Definition of misconnection

plural misconnections
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

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