Gopher - meaning and definition. What is Gopher
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Gopher (protocol)         
  • Firefox 1.5 (2005)
TCP/IP APPLICATION LAYER PROTOCOL
GOPHER; Gopher Protocol; Gopherspace; Gopher (computer); Internet Gopher; PyGopherd; Gopher+; Gopher plus; Gopher protocol; Gopher client; Gophermap; Overbite (Firefox extension); Gopher space; Gopher Space; GopherSpace; Gopher site; Gopher sites; Gophernicus; Gopher://; Bucktooth
The Gopher protocol is a communication protocol designed for distributing, searching, and retrieving documents in Internet Protocol networks. The design of the Gopher protocol and user interface is menu-driven, and presented an alternative to the World Wide Web in its early stages, but ultimately fell into disfavor, yielding to HTTP.
Gopher client         
  • Firefox 1.5 (2005)
TCP/IP APPLICATION LAYER PROTOCOL
GOPHER; Gopher Protocol; Gopherspace; Gopher (computer); Internet Gopher; PyGopherd; Gopher+; Gopher plus; Gopher protocol; Gopher client; Gophermap; Overbite (Firefox extension); Gopher space; Gopher Space; GopherSpace; Gopher site; Gopher sites; Gophernicus; Gopher://; Bucktooth
<networking> A program which runs on your local computer and provides a user interface to the Gopher protocol and to gopher servers. Web browsers can act as Gopher clients and simple Gopher-only clients are available for ordinary terminals, the X Window System, GNU Emacs, and other systems. ftp://boombox.micro.umn.edu/. (2001-03-31)
gopher         
  • Attwater's pocket gopher (''Geomys attwateri'') from Colorado County, Texas, US
  • A typical pocket gopher
FAMILY OF MAMMALS
Pocket gopher; Pocket Gopher; Geomyidae; Gopher holes; Pocket gophers; Gophers; Gopher (zoology); Gopher (animal); Cultural depictions of gophers
['g??f?]
¦ noun
1. (also pocket gopher) a burrowing American rodent with fur-lined pouches on its cheeks. [Family Geomyidae: many species.]
North American term for ground squirrel.
[as modifier] in names of various burrowing reptiles: gopher tortoise.
2. Computing an Internet system which searches for documents on topics of interest.
3. variant spelling of gofer.
Origin
C18: perh. from Canad. Fr. gaufre 'honeycomb' (because the gopher 'honeycombs' the ground with its burrows).
Pronunciation examples for Gopher
1. -Well, what is it? -It's a Gopher.
Gran Torino
2. we don't really need a gopher, but what
Disucssing The Martian & Artemis _ Andy Weir _ Talks at Google
3. CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR: Yeah, I was kind of a gopher.
Am Impactful Journalism Career _ Christiane Amanpour _ Talks at Google
4. gopher on the expedition of 1845 and one of the things he talks about doing is carrying
Michigan Houghton Story _ Steve Lehto _ Talks at Google
Examples of use of Gopher
1. A04 MIAMI –– Gopher tortoises are made for digging burrows.
2. The site‘s motto: "We dig, you decide." Hence the gopher.
3. Thousands more gopher tortoises could be entombed, Aresco said, because of the previously issued permits.
4. Mississippi gopher frogs once lived in longleaf pine forests from western Alabama to southeast Louisiana.
5. Many of those tunnels were little more than "gopher holes" –– short ones used by illegal immigrants.