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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: console 'bracket' (18-20 centuries), from French, perhaps from consolateur 'consoler, bracket in human shape', from consoler; CONSOLE1

console

2 noun
     
con‧sole2 [countable]
1TDTDTE a flat board that contains the controls for a machine, piece of electrical equipment, computer etc
2TDTCTD a special cupboard for a television, computer etc

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