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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Origin of instrument panel
First recorded in 1930–35
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Kenniston glanced at the instrument-panel with a practiced eye and then squinted at the void ahead.The World with a Thousand Moons|Edmond Hamilton
British Dictionary definitions for instrument panel
a panel on which instruments are mounted, as on a carSee also dashboard
an array of instruments, gauges, etc, mounted to display the condition or performance of a machine or process
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