sneakernet

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

sneaker +‎ net. See sneaker running shoe, and Internet.

Noun[edit]

sneakernet (countable and uncountable, plural sneakernets)

  1. (computing, informal, humorous) A method of transferring a computer file from one computer to another by copying it to a floppy disk or some other external storage, carrying the disk to the other computer and installing it there, in contrast with electronic methods used by networked computers to transfer data.