instrument panel


noun

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).

Origin of instrument panel

First recorded in 1930–35
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instrument panel

instrument board

noun

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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