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control panel

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noun
  1. control board.
  2. Computers.
    1. the portion of a computer console that contains manual controls for regulating computer operations.
    2. plugboard(def 2).

Origin of control panel

First recorded in 1920–1925
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Examples from the Web for control panel

Historical Examples

  • In a trice he broke beyond the circle and darted to the control-panel.

    Raiders of the Universes

    Donald Wandrei

  • Guatt Kirbey was securing his control-panel, happy to return to his music.

    Space Viking

    Henry Beam Piper

  • He returned to his control-panel seat and looked at the viewscreen.

    Postmark Ganymede

    Robert Silverberg

  • "In that one control-panel lies all the power that we have mastered," boasted Garboreggg with supreme egotism.

  • Thus the metal nightmare went rapidly over the control-panel.