Winchester

adjective
Win·ches·ter | \ˈwin-ˌche-stər \

Definition of Winchester 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: relating to or being computer disk technology that permits high-density storage by sealing the rigid metal disks within the disk drive mechanism as protection against dust

Winchester

geographical name
Win·ches·ter | \ˈwin-ˌches-tər, -chəs-tər\

Definition of Winchester (Entry 2 of 2)

1 city in northern Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley population 26,203

2 city in southern England population 45,000

Note: Winchester is the capital of Hampshire.

First Known Use of Winchester

Adjective

1973, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Winchester

Adjective

from the code name used by the original developer

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