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motherboard

noun; compounding
Some essential component of a piece of hardware apparent meaning: hard drive or other essential component of a computer, possibly drawn from knowledge of mothership, as referring to spaceships. formation type: unique compound from known stems. reason used: Most likely because it was an effective and succinct method by which to convey a thought that proved to be understood by other members of the conversation.
 
It’s like my whole motherboard has crashed, nothing works.
Etymology : compound mother + board
Source : friend
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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