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'tape drive'

Definition of 'tape drive'
From: WordNet
noun
A mechanism that transports magnetic tape across the read/write heads of a tape playback/recorder [syn: tape drive, tape transport, transport]
Definition of 'tape drive'
From: GCIDE
Drive \Drive\ (dr[imac]v), n.
1. The act of driving; a trip or an excursion in a carriage, as for exercise or pleasure; -- distinguished from a ride taken on horseback. [1913 Webster]
2. A place suitable or agreeable for driving; a road prepared for driving. [1913 Webster]
3. Violent or rapid motion; a rushing onward or away; esp., a forced or hurried dispatch of business. [1913 Webster]
The Murdstonian drive in business. --M. Arnold. [1913 Webster]
4. In type founding and forging, an impression or matrix, formed by a punch drift. [1913 Webster]
5. A collection of objects that are driven; a mass of logs to be floated down a river. [Colloq.]
Syn: See Ride. [1913 Webster]
6. a private road; a driveway. [PJC]
7. a strong psychological motivation to perform some activity. [PJC]
8. (Computers) a device for reading or writing data from or to a data storage medium, as a disk drive, a {tape drive}, a CD drive, etc. [PJC]
9. an organized effort by a group to accomplish a goal within a limited period of time; as, a fund-raising drive. [PJC]
10. a physiological function of an organism motivating it to perform specific behaviors; as, the sex drive. [PJC]
11. (Football) the period during which one team sustains movement of the ball toward the opponent's goal without losing possession of the ball; as, a long drive downfield. [PJC]
12. an act of driving a vehicle, especially an automobile; the journey undertaken by driving an automobile; as, to go for a drive in the country. [PJC]
13. the mechanism which causes the moving parts of a machine to move; as, a belt drive. [PJC]
14. the way in which the propulsive force of a vehicle is transmitted to the road; as, a car with four-wheel drive, front-wheel drive, etc. [PJC]
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