(IBM) Patch wires installed by programmers who have no business mucking with the hardware. It is said that the only thing more dangerous than a hardware guy with a code patch is a softy with a soldering iron.
Compare blue wire, yellow wire, purple wire.
noun 1. a small, reddish-gray American wolf, Canis rufus, similar to the coyote: once abundant in the southeastern U.S., it is now near extinction in the wild.
noun 1. a coniferous tree, Sequoia sempervirens, of California, noted for its great height, sometimes reaching to more than 350 feet (107 meters): the state tree of California. 2. its valuable brownish-red timber. 3. a red-colored wood. 4. any of various trees yielding a reddish wood. 5. any tree whose wood produces a red dyestuff. […]
noun 1. a city in W California.
noun 1. a national park in N California: redwood forest with some of the world’s tallest trees. 172 sq. mi. (445 sq. km).