= H =
1. vt. [common] To make non-functional or greatly
degraded in performance. "That big ray-tracing program really
hoses the system." See hosed. 2. n. A narrow channel
through which data flows under pressure. Generally denotes data
paths that represent performance bottlenecks. 3. n. Cabling,
especially thick Ethernet cable. This is sometimes called `bit
hose' or `hosery' (play on `hosiery') or `etherhose'. See
also washing machine.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.