Definition of instrument panel in English:

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instrument panel

Pronunciation: /ˈinztrəmənt ˌpanl/ Pronunciation: /ˈinstrəmənt ˌpanl/
(also instrument board)


A surface in front of a driver’s or pilot’s seat, on which the vehicle’s or aircraft’s instruments are situated.
Example sentences
  • It's helped by the magnesium cross-car beam that acts as the mounting surface for the instrument panel and steering column.
  • Furthermore, a storage undertray beneath the instrument panel runs across the front of the car.
  • The engine roared and the instrument panel in front flickered into action.

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Syllabification: in·stru·ment pan·el

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