pico- = P = pilot error


[radio hams] A short piece of cable with two connectors on each end for converting between one connector type and another. Common pig-tails are 9-to-25-pin serial-port converters and cables to connect PCMCIA network cards to an RJ-45 network cable.

--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.