alphabet block


Definition of alphabet block

: a cubical block of wood, plastic, or other material having letters of the alphabet on some of the sides, a set which constitutes a toy for young children

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First Known Use of alphabet block

1842, in the meaning defined above

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“Alphabet block.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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