Origin of castanetSpanish castañeta, from castaña, chestnut, from Latin castanea; see chestnut.
(plural castanets) (usually in plural)
- (music) A single handheld percussion instrument, from of a pair of concave shells joined on one edge by string. Normally not used in singular.
castanet - Computer Definition
The initial name given to Java-based content delivery software for the Internet and intranets from Marimba. Renamed Desktop/Mobile Management, the software provides application updates and other published content for client machines. In 2004, Marimba was acquired by BMC Software, which supports and further develops the Marimba product line via the renamed Configuration Management portfolio. For more information, visit www.bmc.com. See Bongo.