Besser block

noun Bes·ser block \ ˈbe-sər- \
variants: or besser block

Definition of Besser block

plural Besser blocks or besser blocks
Australia
:cinder block 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 CovellSydney Morning Herald2 Dec. 1994
  • Each yard had a quota of car wrecks perched on Besser blocks or tree stumps.
  • —Russell SkeltonKing Brown Country: The Betrayal of Papunya2010
  • Besser blocks and beaten copper panels were a crude attempt to create privacy …
  • —Karen McCartneyIconic Australian Houses2007
  • The impact demolished the cement besser block wall and left a gaping hole in the store, which was empty at the time.
  • —Kate LemmonThe Queensland Times30 Aug. 2012

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Origin and Etymology of besser block

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


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