[ bred-bawrd, -bohrd ]

  1. a slab of wood on which dough is kneaded and bread is sliced.

  2. Electronics. a circuit assembled on an insulating surface, often with solderless contacts, in which components can easily be replaced for circuit alteration and experimentation.

verb (used with object)
  1. Electronics. to construct (an experimental circuit) for the purpose of feasibility tests.

Origin of breadboard

First recorded in 1855–60; bread + board

Words Nearby breadboard Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use breadboard in a sentence

  • breadboard is one of the super essential parts of making anything electronic, so can we make that part of the nail aesthetic?

  • James copied his father's work—including his father's casual breadboard style.

    The Fourth R | George Oliver Smith
  • Louis Holden had been a fine instrumentation engineer, but his first models were hay-wired in the breadboard form.

    The Fourth R | George Oliver Smith
  • Using a plastic foam "breadboard," Tom began experimenting with various circuit designs.

British Dictionary definitions for breadboard


/ (ˈbrɛdˌbɔːd) /

  1. a wooden board on which dough is kneaded or bread is sliced

  2. an experimental arrangement of electronic circuits giving access to components so that modifications can be carried out easily

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