patch cord definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A conductor with a plug at each end that is used to temporarily connect components of an electronic system.
patch cord - Computer Definition
A short cable assembly used for establishing semi-permanent interconnections between the cable terminations on a patch panel. See also patch panel.