flash drive

or flash·drive

noun Computers.

a very small, portable, solid-state hard drive that can be inserted into a USB port for storage and retrieval of data.
Also Trademark, ThumbDrive, JumpDrive.
See also flash memory. Compare memory card.

Origin of flash drive

First recorded in 1990–95
Also called flash memory drive, thumb drive, USB drive.
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British Dictionary definitions for flashdrive

flash drive


a pocket-sized portable computer hard drive and data storage deviceSee also key drive, pen drive, thumb drive, USB drive
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