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control panel

  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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • His eyes caressed the gleaming furnishings of the control panel.

    Starman's Quest Robert Silverberg
  • He turned to the control panel, flipped switches, checked gauges.

    Gold in the Sky Alan Edward Nourse
  • At the control panel, Coxine was bawling orders to his crew.

  • He raced back to the control panel, snapped a glance at the speed dial.

    Empire Clifford Donald Simak
  • He pointed to a metal-backed book lying on the control panel.

    The Lani People J. F. Bone
  • There are similar markings on the control panel, Dickson said into the silence.

    The Sex Life of the Gods Michael Knerr
  • Effra's fingers moved like lightning over the control panel.

    Sinister Paradise Robert Moore Williams
  • He reached out his hand to touch the control panel, and his arm did not respond.

    Sound of Terror Don Berry
  • Then Burl took the control panel and switched off the station.

    The Secret of the Ninth Planet Donald Allen Wollheim
  • He turned to Lockhart who was at the control panel with Oberfield.

    The Secret of the Ninth Planet Donald Allen Wollheim

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