washing machine

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washing machine

a mechanical apparatus, usually powered by electricity, for washing clothing, linens, etc.

washing machine

[′wäsh·iŋ mə‚shēn]
(design engineering)

washing machine

(storage)
An old-style 14-inch hard disk in a floor-standing cabinet. So called because of the size of the cabinet and the "top-loading" access to the media packs - and, of course, they were always set on "spin cycle". The thick channel cables connecting these were called "bit hoses". The washing-machine idiom transcends language barriers; it is even used in Russian hacker jargon.

See also walking drives.
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