1. Name used in many places (DEC, IBM, and
others) for the asterisk (
*) character (ASCII 0101010).
This may derive from the `squashed-bug' appearance of the asterisk
on many early line printers. 2. [MIT] Name used by some people for
# character (ASCII 0100011). 3. The feature key
on a Mac (same as alt, sense 2). 4. obs. Name used by some
people for the Stanford/ITS extended ASCII
character. This character is also called `blobby' and `frob',
among other names; it is sometimes used by mathematicians as a
notation for `tensor product'. 5. obs. Name for the
semi-mythical Stanford extended ASCII
character. See also ASCII.