Win·​ches·​ter ˈwin-ˌche-stər How to pronounce Winchester (audio)
: 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

Word History


from the code name used by the original developer

First Known Use

1973, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Winchester was in 1973

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Cite this Entry

“Winchester.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Win·​ches·​ter ˈwin-ˌche-stər How to pronounce Winchester (audio)
city in northern Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley population 26,203
city in southern England population 45,000

Note: Winchester is the capital of Hampshire.

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