noun \ˈdäŋ-gəl, ˈdŋ-\

Definition of DONGLE

:  a small device that plugs into a computer and serves as an adapter or as a security measure to enable the use of certain software

Origin of DONGLE

perhaps alteration of dangle
First Known Use: 1981


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