1. <tool, compression, file format> To create a compressed archive
(a "zip file") from one or more files using PKWare's PKZIP
or a compatible archiver.
Its use is spreading from MS-DOS
now that portable implementations of the algorithm
have been written.
zip is also the name of a Unix
archiving utility compatible with PKZIP
is the corresponding de-archiver.
See also gzip
, tar and feather
2. <storage> Zip Drive