Gender Mender: N. A Cable Connector Shell With Either Two Male Or Two Female Connectors On I

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: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).
-- The AI Hackers Dictionary