tower block

[tou-er]
noun Chiefly British.
a high-rise building.

Origin:
1965–70

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tower block

noun
tower consisting of a multistoried building of offices or apartments; "'tower block' is the British term for 'high-rise'" [syn: high-rise
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But it was also a time of hectic property speculation and of the exaltation of the high-rise and the tower block.
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