Definition of telnet
: a telecommunications protocol providing specifications for emulating a remote computer terminal so that one can access a distant computer and function online using an interface that appears to be part of the user's local system
Recent Examples of telnet from the Web
Telnet to actlab.rtf.utexas.edu 8888 and login as guest to get a good look at this new home on the Internet range.
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Origin and Etymology of telnet
First Known Use: 1969See Words from the same year
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