patch cord


: a wire with a plug at each end that is used to connect electrical devices

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Old-school analog computers had used clunky patch cords on plug boards. Charles Platt, WIRED, 30 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of patch cord was in 1926

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“Patch cord.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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