dongle-disk /don'gl disk/ /n./ A special floppy disk that
is required in order to perform some task. Some contain special
coding that allows an application to identify it uniquely, others
*are* special code that does something that normally-resident
programs don't or can't. (For example, AT&T's "Unix PC" would
only come up in root mode with a special boot disk.) Also
called a `key disk'. See dongle.
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