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

First recorded in 1855–60; bread + board
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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


  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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