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wireless network

A system by which a computer, cell phone, or other device can access the Internet without being plugged into a router. I can't connect to the Internet on my laptop—why isn't the wireless network working? What's the password for the wireless network?
See also: network, wireless

latrine wireless

dated In the military, the informal system of gossip, rumors, or unfounded information proliferated through the latrines of soldiers. If the latrine wireless is to be believed, we're going to be relocated to an area outside of Danang next week. You shouldn't believe everything you hear on the latrine wireless, son. When soldiers have too much time on their hands, they start spinning stories.
See also: latrine, wireless

latrine wireless

(ləˈtrin ˈwɑɪɚləs)
n. the free exchange of information and gossip at the general toilet facilities. (see also grapevine, latrine rumor. This wireless alludes to the older term for a radio, not to modern wireless telephony.) It came over the latrine wireless this morning. We’re all shipping out.
See also: latrine, wireless
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