tape transport


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tape transport

[′tāp ‚tranz‚pȯrt]
(computer science)
The mechanism that physically moves a tape past a stationary head. Also known as transport.
(engineering acoustics)
The mechanism of a tape recorder that holds the tape reels, drives the tape past the heads, and controls various modes of operation. Also known as tape drive.

tape transport

The mechanical part of a tape drive.
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