[ hwahyt hat, wahyt ]
/ ˈʰwaɪt ˈhæt, ˈwaɪt /
a virtuous hero, especially in a cowboy movie; good guy.
Digital Technology. a hacker who violates the security of a system with the knowledge and consent of the owner or developer in order to test the code, without malicious intent.
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OTHER WORDS FROM white hatwhite-hat, white-hat·ted, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for white hat
I casually looked round, and saw "White-hat" wink at-an officer, and point significantly to my handkerchief.
And so saying, he of the white-hat and jeans coat stepped forward to the bar, and placed a couple of dollars upon the counter.The Quadroon|Mayne Reid
British Dictionary definitions for white hat
- a computer hacker who is hired by an organization to undertake nonmalicious hacking work in order to discover computer-security flaws
- (as modifier)a white-hat hacker Compare black hat
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