flash drive

or flashdrive

  1. a very small, portable, solid-state hard drive that can be inserted into a USB port for storage and retrieval of data.

Origin of flash drive

First recorded in 1990–95
  • Also called flash memory drive, thumb drive, USB drive .
  • Also Trademark, ThumbDrive, JumpDrive .

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British Dictionary definitions for flash drive

flash drive

  1. a pocket-sized portable computer hard drive and data storage device: See also key drive, pen drive, thumb drive, USB drive

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