thumb drive


: a small usually rectangular device used for storing and transferring computer data : flash drive

Examples of thumb drive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition to the operation plan and gear list, the thumb drive contained several items such as a rifle with a racial slur and a recording of the 2019 Christchurch shooting, in which Australian far-right extremist killed 51 people and injured 40 others at two New Zealand mosques. Thao Nguyen, USA TODAY, 16 Apr. 2024 At the event, the Ukrainians presented a thumb drive containing allegations about Mr. Biden and other Democrats to an aide traveling with Mike Pompeo, then the secretary of state, according to internal F.B.I. reports and an article published in Business Insider. Mattathias Schwartz, New York Times, 20 May 2024 In front of the build plate is a black panel housing an LCD, with a control knob and a port for a USB thumb drive on the right side. PCMAG, 30 Apr. 2024 While several prints were from test files included on the USB thumb drive that came with the MK4, most were selections from our usual suite of test items. PCMAG, 30 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for thumb drive 

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First Known Use

2002, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of thumb drive was in 2002

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“Thumb drive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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