Definition of write-protect in English:



[WITH OBJECT]Computing
  • Protect (a disk) from accidental writing or erasure, as by removing the cover from a notch in the plastic casing of a floppy disk.

    • ‘When you lend your own disk to others, always write-protect your disk.’
    • ‘Note: after you are done configuring the Linux router, write-protect the floppy disk you are using.’
    • ‘In this way the disk can even be write-protected.’
    • ‘The user data area is divided into 64-byte blocks, and each block can be write-protected to prevent accidental deletion or alteration of data.’
    • ‘This is a very small switch located on the side of the drive, which enables you to write-protect the drive, from the flick of a switch.’



/rīt prəˈtekt/