Meaning of “sneakernet” in the English Dictionary


"sneakernet" in Business English

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sneakernetnoun [ S ]

uk /ˈsniːkənet/ us informal

IT used to refer to electronic information being moved physically from one computer to another on a CD, disk, etc.:

In the days of "sneakernet," the only way to move files from one computer to another was by copying them to a disk and taking them to the recipient.

(Definition of “sneakernet” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)