Or gopher. An Internet utility for finding textual information and presenting it to the user in the form of hierarchical menus, from which the user selects submenus or files that can be downloaded and displayed. One Gopher client may access all available Gopher servers, so the user accesses a common “Gopherspace.” The name of the program is a three-way pun: it is designed to go for desired information; it tunnels through the Internet and digs the information up; and it was developed at the University of Minnesota, whose athletic teams are named the Golden Gophers. Gopher is being subsumed by the World Wide Web.
A menu based system for exploring Internet resources.
Sinonimi: pocket gopher | pouched rat
ETYM French gaufre waffle, honeycomb. Related to Gauffer.
Burrowing rodent of the family Geomyidae having large external cheek pouches; of Central America and southwestern North America; SYN. pocket gopher, pouched rat.
Ratlike burrowing rodent of N America.
Burrowing rodent of the genus Citellus, family Sciuridae. It is a kind of ground squirrel represented by some 20 species distributed across W North America and Eurasia. Length ranges from 15 cm/6 in to 90 cm/16 in, excluding the furry tail; coloring ranges from plain yellowish to striped and spotted species. The name pocket gopher is applied to the eight genera of the North American family Geomyidae.