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hamster


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hamster  \Ham"ster\,  n.  [G.  hamster.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  small  European  rodent  ({Cricetus  frumentarius}).  It  is 
  remarkable  for  having  a  pouch  on  each  side  of  the  jaw,  under 
  the  skin,  and  for  its  migrations. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hamster 
  n  :  short-tailed  Old  World  burrowing  rodent  with  large  cheek 
  pouches 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  hamster  n.  1.  [Fairchild]  A  particularly  slick  little  piece  of 
  code  that  does  one  thing  well  a  small  self-contained  hack.  The  image 
  is  of  a  hamster  {happily}  spinning  its  exercise  wheel.  2.  A  tailless 
  mouse;  that  is  one  with  an  infrared  link  to  a  receiver  on  the  machine, 
  as  opposed  to  the  conventional  cable.  3.  [UK]  Any  item  of  hardware  made 
  by  Amstrad  a  company  famous  for  its  cheap  plastic  PC-almost-compatibles. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  hamster 
 
  1.  ({Fairchild})  A  particularly  slick  little  piece  of  code 
  that  does  one  thing  well  a  small  self-contained  hack.  The 
  image  is  of  a  hamster  {happily}  spinning  its  exercise  wheel. 
 
  2.  A  tailless  mouse;  that  is  one  with  an  infrared  link  to  a 
  receiver  on  the  machine,  as  opposed  to  the  conventional  cable. 
 
  3.  UK  Any  item  of  hardware  made  by  {Amstrad},  a  company 
  famous  for  its  cheap  plastic  PC-almost-compatibles. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1995-02-16) 
 
 




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