beachball

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See also: beach ball

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From beach +‎ ball.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

beachball (plural beachballs)

  1. Alternative spelling of beach ball

Verb[edit]

beachball (third-person singular simple present beachballs, present participle beachballing, simple past and past participle beachballed)

  1. (computing, slang, intransitive) To hang; to stop responding to user input; (used of Mac computers, where this is indicated by a spinning coloured cursor like a beach ball).
    • 2015, Magno Urbano, Troubleshooting Xcode, Apress (→ISBN), page 54:
      Is Xcode “beachballing” forever on you when we try to open a project that was working fine the day before?

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