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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

sneaker (running shoe) +‎ net (Internet)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsniːkə(r)ˌnɛt/

NounEdit

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.