an apparatus for splitting stone, consisting of two tapered bars (feathers) inserted into a hole drilled into the stone, between which a narrow wedge (plug) is hammered to spread them.
noun 1. (sometimes lowercase) a standard for the production of compatible computers, peripherals, and software that facilitates device installation and enables automatic configuration of the system. noun 1. (computing) a feature of hardware that enables computers to automatically detect and configure hardware devices without the need for intervention adjective 2. capable of detecting the addition […]
- Plug and pray
humour The Windows 95 equivalent of the Macintosh’s plug and play, referring to difficulties encountered when setting up new hardware under Windows 95. (1997-10-11)
- Plug away at
see: peg away at
[pluhg-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈplʌgˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/ noun 1. Electricity. an electric switchboard with for telephones and the like. 2. Also called control panel. Computers. a removable panel containing manually wired electrical terminals into which or pins are inserted: formerly used to control operation of peripheral equipment, as a keyboard. /ˈplʌɡˌbɔːd/ noun 1. another name for patch board