[bred-bawrd, -bohrd]


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

Electronics. to construct (an experimental circuit) for the purpose of feasibility tests.

Origin of breadboard

First recorded in 1855–60; bread + board Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for breadboard

Contemporary Examples of breadboard

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

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    Nail Polish Is the Next Wearable Tech

    Elizabeth Lopatto

    June 4, 2014

Historical Examples of breadboard

  • Using a plastic foam "breadboard," Tom began experimenting with various circuit designs.

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for breadboard



a wooden board on which dough is kneaded or bread is sliced
an experimental arrangement of electronic circuits giving access to components so that modifications can be carried out easily
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