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 for condom
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  condom
      n 1: contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber
           or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse
           [syn: condom, rubber, safety, safe, prophylactic]

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  condom
   n.
  
      1. The protective plastic bag that accompanies 3.5-inch microfloppy
      diskettes. Rarely, also used of (paper) disk envelopes. Unlike the write
      protect tab, the condom (when left on) not only impedes the practice of {
      SEX but has also been shown to have a high failure rate as drive
      mechanisms attempt to access the disk ? and can even fatally frustrate
      insertion.
  
      2. The protective cladding on a light pipe.
  
      3. keyboard condom: A flexible, transparent plastic cover for a keyboard,
      designed to provide some protection against dust and programming fluid
      without impeding typing.
  
      4. elephant condom: the plastic shipping bags used inside cardboard boxes
      to protect hardware in transit.
  
      5. n. obs. A dummy directory /usr/tmp/sh, created to foil the Great Worm
      by exploiting a portability bug in one of its parts. So named in the title
      of a comp.risks article by Gene Spafford during the Worm crisis, and again
      in the text of The Internet Worm Program: An Analysis, Purdue Technical
      Report CSD-TR-823.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  condom
  
      1. The protective plastic bag that accompanies 3.5-inch
     microfloppy diskettes.  Rarely, also used of (paper) disk
     envelopes.  Unlike the write protect tab, the condom (when left
     on) not only impedes the practice of SEX but has also been shown
     to have a high failure rate as drive mechanisms attempt to access
     the disk - and can even fatally frustrate insertion.
  
     2. The protective cladding on a light pipe.
  
     3. "keyboard condom": A flexible, transparent plastic cover
     for a keyboard, designed to provide some protection against
     dust and programming fluid without impeding typing.
  
     4. "elephant condom": the plastic shipping bags used inside
     cardboard boxes to protect hardware in transit.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1995-03-14)
  

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