read/write heads

read/write head

[reed-rahyt]
noun Computers.
an electromagnetic device, as in a disk or tape drive, that reads data from or writes data on a magnetic disk or tape.
Also called head.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To read/write heads
WordNet
read/write head

noun
(computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk 
WordNet® 3.0, © 2006 by Princeton University.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature