Also called instrument board . a panel on which are mounted an array of dials, lights, and gauges that monitor the performance of a machine or device, as an airplane.
Automotive. dashboard (def. 1).
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How to use instrument panel in a sentence
Their sheet metal instrument panels were studded with hundreds of switches, dials, lights and analog gauges.Inside the SpaceX Crew Dragon: Here's How the Inspiration4 Crew Will Fly to Space | Jeffrey Kluger | August 6, 2021 | Time
Boeing found “a potential weakening of bonds associated with electrical grounding” that could affect the main instrument panel, a standby power unit and a key circuit breaker panel, the agency said.Facing oversight questions, FAA approves fix for electrical hazard in 737 Max jets | Michael Laris | May 13, 2021 | Washington Post
The Mustang’s high-tech nature makes it a good candidate to have been the first vehicle to replace that instrument panel entirely with a head-up display, which would put the relevant information even more directly into the driver’s line of sight.Ford’s electric Mustang Mach-E is an important leap into the future | Dan Carney | February 12, 2021 | Popular-Science
Immediately behind the safe door, an instrument panel had been built in the opening.Gone Fishing | James H. Schmitz
The next thing I saw was two rows of bullet holes chewing up each side of my instrument panel.The Biography of a Rabbit | Roy Benson
A melodious chime came from a big instrument panel built into the wall of the oval room.The Brain | Alexander Blade
A flashing of yellow light on the instrument panel brought his thanks to a sudden halt.The Finding of Haldgren | Charles Willard Diffin
Note how much current is indicated on the ammeter mounted on the instrument panel of the car as the different lamps are turned on.The Automobile Storage Battery | O. A. Witte
British Dictionary definitions for instrument panel
a panel on which instruments are mounted, as on a car: See also dashboard
an array of instruments, gauges, etc, mounted to display the condition or performance of a machine or process
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