|Noun||1.||Winchester - a city in southern England; administrative center of Hampshire|
|2.||Winchester - a shoulder rifle|
|(hardware)||winchester - An informal generic term for floating-head
magnetic disk drives in which the read-write head planes
over the disk surface on an air cushion.|
The name arose because the original 1973 engineering prototype for what later became the IBM 3340 featured two 30-megabyte volumes; 30--30 became "Winchester" when somebody noticed the similarity to the common term for a famous Winchester rifle (in the latter, the first 30 referred to caliber and the second to the grain weight of the charge).