(also, cycle power or just cycle) To power off a machine and then power it
on immediately, with the intention of clearing some kind of hung or
gronked state. See also Big Red Switch. Compare Vulcan nerve pinch,
bounce (sense 4), and boot, and see the Some AI Koans (in Appendix A)
about Tom Knight and the novice.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):