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Definition: Zebra


(1) A connector with zebra-like stripes. See elastomeric connector.

(2) A printer command language from Zebra Technologies. The Zebra programming language (ZPL) is used to print labels and barcodes.

(3) An early computer designed by Dutch computer pioneer W. L. Van der Pool and manufactured by Standard Telephones and Cables Limited in England. First placed in service in 1958, a few dozen units were sold in the U.K. and Europe.




The Zebra Computer
Paper tape and teleprinters were the I/O and a magnetic drum held 8K 33-bit words. See magnetic drum. (Image courtesy of The Computer History Museum, www.computerhistory.org)