Meaning of HOSE in English

HOSE

1. To make non-functional or greatly degraded in performance. "That big ray-tracing program really hoses the system." See hosed .

2. A narrow channel through which data flows under pressure. Generally denotes data paths that represent performance bottlenecks.

3. Cabling, especially thick Ethernet cable . This is sometimes called "bit hose" or "hosery" (a play on "hosiery") or "etherhose". See also washing machine .

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