|1.||[ noun ] (informal) the application of maximum thrust|
"he slammed the throttle to the firewall"
|Related terms:||drive colloquialism|
|2.||[ noun ] (computing) a security system consisting of a combination of hardware and software that limits the exposure of a computer or computer network to attack from crackers; commonly used on local area networks that are connected to the internet|
|Related terms:||security_system computer_science|
|3.||[ noun ] (architecture) fireproof (or fire-resistant) wall designed to prevent the spread of fire through a building|