tower block

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tower block

A high rise apartment block.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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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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Translations

tower block

n (Brit) → Hochhaus nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

tower block

n (Brit) → palazzone m
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References in classic literature ?
It was a tiny room, high up on the fifth floor of a block of flats, prettily but inexpensively furnished.
A block of flats, constructed with extreme cheapness, towered on either hand.
This is a new block of flats, one of those where they do everything for you; and though mine is tiny, it is more than all.
King John's Mansions, as everybody knows, are the oldest, the ugliest, and the tallest block of flats in all London.
Emergency services were called to a "serious incident" at a high-rise block of flats inEllesmere Port.
A VILLAGE'S block of flats listed for sale at just 10 pence per apartment has finally sold - for PS123,000.
A BLOCK of flats has been blasted by residents as Birmingham's worst after they hit out at alleged stabbings, flytipping, vandalism and racism.
POLICE have launched a murder investigation after a man was found with fatal stab injuries at a block of flats.
THE death of a man whose body was found outside a block of flats yesterday was last night being investigated.