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The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

power cycle vt. (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 (18 March 2015):

power cycle (Or "cycle power", "cycle") To turn a machine's power off and on, with the intention of clearing some kind of hung or gronked state. Synonym 120 reset; see also Big Red Switch. Compare Vulcan nerve pinch, bounce and boot, and see the AI Koan about Tom Knight and the novice. [Jargon File] (2012-02-09)