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cinder block

or cin·der·block (sĭn′dər-blŏk′)
n.
A usually hollow building block made with concrete and coal cinders.

cinder block

n
(Building) the usual US name for breeze block

cin′der block`


n.
a concrete building block made with a cinder aggregate.
[1925–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cinder block - a light concrete building block made with cinder aggregatecinder block - a light concrete building block made with cinder aggregate; "cinder blocks are called breeze blocks in Britain"
building block - a block of material used in construction work
Translations
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