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short card

short card in Technology

A half-length IBM PC expansion card or adaptor that will fit in one of the two short slots located toward the right rear of a standard chassis (tucked behind the floppy disk drives).
See also: tall card.
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The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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  • And since then, we have received, I think, a short card from them and the Christmas greeting—that was all.

    Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • The boss had learned the fellow was a short card player, and he swore he would not allow a cheap poker player to do him.

    Watch Yourself Go By Al. G. Field

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