hose

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hose 1. /vt./ To make non-functional or greatly degraded in performance. "That big ray-tracing program really hoses the system." See hosed. 2. /n./ A narrow channel through which data flows under pressure. Generally denotes data paths that represent performance bottlenecks. 3. /n./ Cabling, especially thick Ethernet cable. This is sometimes called `bit hose' or `hosery' (play on `hosiery') or `etherhose'. See also washing machine.


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