tower block

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tower block

A high rise apartment block.
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Noun1.tower block - tower consisting of a multistoried building of offices or apartmentstower block - tower consisting of a multistoried building of offices or apartments; "`tower block' is the British term for `high-rise'"
tower - a structure taller than its diameter; can stand alone or be attached to a larger building
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tower block

n (Brit) → Hochhaus nt

tower block

n (Brit) → palazzone m
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