Blocking Block"ing, n. 1. The act of obstructing, supporting, shaping, or stamping with a block or blocks. [1913 Webster]

2. Blocks used to support (a building, etc.) temporarily. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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