USB drive namesAll the following terms refer to flash memory-based USB drives. JumpDrive and ThumbDrive are brands from Lexar and Trek 2000 International, respectively, and Memory Stick is Sony's trade name for its digital camera memory cards, not a USB drive. See U3, secure USB drive, USB and memory card.
DRIVES & STICKS USB drive flash drive flash disk USB flash drive jump drive thumb drive pen drive flash stick jump stick thumb stick USB stick memory stick (see Sony Memory Stick) USB memory stick gig stick stick drive KEYCHAINS keychain drive key drive USB key memory key disk key
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1. A plastering tool; a wooden arm fixed at one end to a mold and attached at the other end to a center about which it swivels; a gig stick.
2. A long wooden arm with a marker at one end for tracing large curves.
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