Definition of cinder
cinderyplay \-d(ə-)rē\ adjective
Examples of cinder in a Sentence
Cinders from the campfire floated through the air.
Recent Examples of cinder from the Web
Martin Sheldon Moyer, 74, of Orwigsburg, was hit by flying debris, including a cinder block, as the errant tires broke through the window of Robin’s Diner on Route 61 near Schuylkill Haven on Friday, WNEP16 reported.
As the evening began in the city’s St. Pauli section, about 30 protesters blocked roadways near the main train station with cinder blocks and pieces of a fence.
A man threw part of a cinder block at a Lynx bus Monday, breaking a window and slightly injuring two passengers, authorities said.
With cinder-block walls brightened by pictures of horses that evoke this equestrian county, the nursing home offers crafts, bingo and other activities.
Valbuena and Montilla share four tiny bedrooms made of cinder blocks with 12 others.
Jug shot by a cannon This gift is a jug that is so nearly indestructible that it can be shot out of a cannon, hit cinder blocks, and still keep Dad’s beer frosty for ages in the summer heat thanks to that trademark YETI engineering.
The cinder cone is but a tiny pimple on the Earth’s crust, and one of hundreds inside the vast Newberry volcanic complex.
Meanwhile, over at the Bosch booth, a representative is drilling into a cinder block, demonstrating multi-grind technology at the expense of our hearing.
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Origin and Etymology of cinder
Middle English sinder, from Old English; akin to Old High German sintar dross, slag, Serbian & Croatian sedra calcium carbonate
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of cinder for English Language Learners
: a very small piece of burned material (such as wood or coal)
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