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A pull-out cutting board beneath a counter.
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breadboard ‎(plural breadboards)

  1. A cutting board, especially for cutting bread.
  2. A pull-out cutting board underneath a counter, found in many kitchens.
  3. A reusable solderless device used to build a (usually temporary) prototype of an electronic circuit and for experimenting with circuit designs.

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breadboard ‎(third-person singular simple present breadboards, present participle breadboarding, simple past and past participle breadboarded)

  1. (transitive) To set up (an electronic device) on a breadboard.
    • 1990, Delton T. Horn, 49 electronic 6-volt projects (page 9)
      If the breadboarded circuit operates incorrectly or erratically, try relocating some of the components.
    • 1998, Jim Williams, The Art and Science of Analog Circuit Design (page 114)
      There are many commercial breadboarding systems, but almost all of them are designed to facilitate the breadboarding of digital systems, where noise immunities are hundreds of millivolts or more.