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blocking

[ blok-ing ]
/ ˈblɒk ɪŋ /
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noun Carpentry.

a number of small pieces of wood for filling interstices, or for spacing, joining, or reinforcing members.

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Origin of blocking

First recorded in 1575–85; block + -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM blocking

non·block·ing, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for blocking

blocking
/ (ˈblɒkɪŋ) /

noun

electronics the interruption of anode current in a valve because of the application of a high negative voltage to the grid
internal congestion in a communication system that prevents the transmission of information
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