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block system

noun, Railroads.
1.
a series of consecutive blocks.
Compare block (def 22).
2.
a system of blocks and block signals for controlling train movements.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65
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  • And the one-box-per-block system radically decreases the necessary infrastructure, also a big win.
  • There is a composite block system on the market that can be used for verification purposes only.
  • His development of concrete blocks into what he called the textile-block system illustrates this approach.
  • Conducted a test run on the two-block system and it is functioning properly.
  • The boom was equipped with an anti-two-block system.
  • He frequently used the haulage track, and he was familiar with the signal block system.
  • The city installed a prefabricated mat and cellular block system as part of each ramp.
  • If you do have any changes in grade, consider using a cabled block system placed with an excavator.
  • The water budget system is based on a five-block system.
  • The new block system comes with either a right-handed or left-handed cross slope to facilitate matching to the ground surface.

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