flash drive

noun
|Updated on: 4 Jun 2018

Definition of flash drive

: a data storage device that uses flash memory; specifically : a small rectangular device that is designed to be plugged directly into a USB port on a computer and is often used for transferring files from one computer to another called also thumb drive

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1992

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