write protect tab

Definitions

Computing

  • noun
    (written as write-protect tab)
    a tab on a floppy disk which if moved prevents any writing to or erasing from the disk

Electronics

  • (written as write-protect tab)
    A movable or removable object or device, such as a notch or a label, whose position or presence determines whether writing to a given medium is possible. Seen, for instance, on floppy disks. Also called write protect notch.

Information & Library Science

  • noun a tab on a disk which if moved prevents any writing to or erasing from the disk
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