thumb drive


Definition of 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 Another investigator handed him a thumb drive and said that Roddie Bryan’s cellphone was in a car. Bill Rankin, ajc, 10 Nov. 2021 Sussmann met with Baker on September 19, 2016, to hand over the thumb drive with some of the Alfa Bank claims. Evan Perez And Katelyn Polantz, CNN, 16 Sep. 2021 Now, thanks to the unexpected discovery, the time capsule of the day has been digitized and lives safely on a thumb drive. Washington Post, 23 July 2021 Matthew Caleb McCoy, 30, is charged with two counts of production of child pornography involving two videos of the girl that were discovered on a thumb drive along with other videos and still images. Dale Ellis, Arkansas Online, 30 June 2021 For years, security researchers and cybercriminals have hacked ATMs by using all possible avenues to their innards, from opening a front panel and sticking a thumb drive into a USB port to drilling a hole that exposes internal wiring. Andy Greenberg, Wired, 24 June 2021 After one proceeding -- and my continued requests for access -- the Justice Department in late April gave a thumb drive to the courthouse of body camera and Capitol surveillance video from the Sicknick assault and another case. Katelyn Polantz, CNN, 20 June 2021 Physically, the THX Onyx is smaller than the average USB thumb drive or a pack of chewing gum. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 7 Apr. 2021 Each participant will receive a GenCyber T-shirt, a Raspberry Pi kit, and a USB thumb drive containing camp materials. Post-tribune Staff,, 30 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of thumb drive

2002, in the meaning defined above

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19 Nov 2021

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“Thumb drive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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