autoblock

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

auto- +‎ block

Noun[edit]

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.