luggable

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

lug +‎ -able

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

luggable (plural luggables)

  1. (computing) An early portable computer, somewhat heavier than the modern laptop.
    • 1991, Thomas F Wheeler, Professional Workstations
      The number of pocket or hand-held computers will grow, while the number of luggables will decline.
    • 1994, Michel Banâtre, Peter A Lee, Hardware and Software Architectures for Fault Tolerance
      Witness the speed with which so-called luggable systems became portables, and portables became laptops.