Besser block

Bes·​ser block | \ ˈbe-sər- How to pronounce Besser block (audio) \
variants: or besser block
plural Besser blocks or besser blocks

Definition of Besser block

: cinder block sense 2 Against all the acoustic probabilities of grey Besser blocks and steel framing, the winery encourages the sounds of instruments and voices to bloom.— Roger Covell, Sydney Morning Herald, 2 Dec. 1994 Each yard had a quota of car wrecks perched on Besser blocks or tree stumps.— Russell Skelton, King Brown Country: The Betrayal of Papunya, 2010 Besser blocks and beaten copper panels were a crude attempt to create privacy …— Karen McCartney, Iconic Australian Houses, 2007 The impact demolished the cement besser block wall and left a gaping hole in the store, which was empty at the time.— Kate Lemmon, The Queensland Times, 30 Aug. 2012

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First Known Use of Besser block

1909, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Besser block

after the Besser Manufacturing Company, concrete block producer founded in Alpena, Michigan, in 1904

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“Besser block.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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