gender mender /n./ A cable connector shell with either two
male or two female connectors on it, used to correct the mismatches
that result when some loser didn't understand the RS232C
specification and the distinction between DTE and DCE. Used
esp. for RS-232C parts in either the original D-25 or the IBM
PC's bogus D-9 format. Also called `gender bender', `gender
blender', `sex changer', and even `homosexual adapter;'
however, there appears to be some confusion as to whether a `male
homosexual adapter' has pins on both sides (is doubly male) or
sockets on both sides (connects two males).
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