cinder block
noun Date: 1926 a hollow rectangular building block made of cement and coal cinders

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cinder block — n AmE a large grey brick used to build houses and other buildings, made from ↑cement and cinders British Equivalent: breeze block …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cinder block — ☆ cinder block n. a lightweight building block, usually not solid, made of concrete and fine cinders …   English World dictionary

  • cinder block — cinder ,block noun count AMERICAN a large light brick made from CEMENT and cinders that is used in building …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cinder block — noun a light concrete building block made with cinder aggregate cinder blocks are called breeze blocks in Britain • Syn: ↑clinker block, ↑breeze block • Hypernyms: ↑building block * * * noun, pl ⋯ blocks [count] US : a block that is made of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cinder block — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms cinder block : singular cinder block plural cinder blocks American a breeze block …   English dictionary

  • cinder block — [[t]sɪ̱ndə(r) blɒk[/t]] cinder blocks also cinderblock N COUNT: oft N n A cinder block is a large grey brick made from coal cinders and cement which is used for building. [AM] (in BRIT, use breeze block) …   English dictionary

  • cinder block — cin′der block n. bui a concrete building block made with a cinder aggregate • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • cinder block — a concrete building block made with a cinder aggregate. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • cinder block — noun A lightweight building block made from cinders and concrete. Syn: breeze block, clinker block …   Wiktionary

  • cinder block — cement block used in building …   English contemporary dictionary

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