flash drive

or flashdrive


noun Computers.

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

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Also Trademark, ThumbDrive, JumpDrive .
Also called flash memory drive, thumb drive, USB drive .
See also flash memory. Compare memory card.

Origin of flash drive

First recorded in 1990–95
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British Dictionary definitions for flash drive

flash drive

noun

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