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cinder block

a concrete building block made with a cinder aggregate.
Origin of cinder block
1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for cinder block
  • Much of the housing is self-built cinder block, and the owners build them as the money becomes available.
  • Next door, a sagging chain-link fence surrounds a cinder block kindergarten.
  • Set a brick or cinder block in the bottom of the larger can and spread sawdust, straw or wood chips around it.
  • The reek of unwashed toilets spilled into the street in the neighborhood of unpainted cinder block houses.
  • One wood frame house was lifted off of a tied down cinder block foundation and destroyed.
  • Most buildings are cinder block construction with wood frame roofs.
  • Workers were setting structural steel and decking on top of cinder block walls.
  • Water can be removed from concrete or cinder block surfaces with a water-extraction vacuum.
  • Blue denotes concrete and cinder block construction.
  • Further, he found those injuries consistent with her head having been struck against a cinder block wall.
British Dictionary definitions for cinder block

cinder block

the usual US name for breeze block
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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