1. A board on which bread is sliced or dough is kneaded.
2. An experimental model, especially of an electric circuit; a prototype.
3. A thin, blank, often white board on which a prototype circuit with numerous connections for circuit elements is constructed.
tr.v. bread·board·ed, bread·board·ing, bread·boards
To construct an experimental model of (an electric circuit, for example).
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