read/write head

[ reed-rahyt ]
/ ˈridˈraɪt /

noun Computers.

an electromagnetic device, as in a disk or tape drive, that reads data from or writes data on a magnetic disk or tape.

Nearby words

  1. read-only,
  2. read-only memory,
  3. read-out,
  4. read-through,
  5. read-write head,
  6. readability,
  7. readable,
  8. readdress,
  9. reade,
  10. reade, charles

Also called head.

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