autoblock

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

auto- +‎ block

NounEdit

autoblock (uncountable)

  1. A technique used in rappelling and ascending, with a friction hitch around the climbing rope.
  2. (computing) Automatic blocking (inhibition of a feature etc.).
    • 2004, TechRepublic, IT security survival guide
      From the online vendor documentation, we determined that this version of the WatchGuard Firebox enabled an autoblock feature by default.
Last modified on 16 June 2013, at 21:40