piggyback twistor

piggyback twistor

[′pig·ē‚bak ¦twis·tər]
(electronics)
Electrically alterable nondestructive-readout storage device that uses a thin narrow tape of magnetic material wound spirally around a fine copper conductor to store information; another similar tape is wrapped on top of the first, piggyback fashion, to sense the stored information; a binary digit or bit is stored at the intersection of a copper strap and a pair of these twistor wires.
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The program store utilized an nondestructive readout memory known as the piggyback twistor, whereas the call store consisted of ferrite sheets.