cinder block

noun

Definition of cinder block

: a hollow rectangular building block made of cement and coal cinders

Examples of cinder block in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Responding to the report of a burglary in progress in the 2600 block of Shermer Road Nov. 11, police found glass shattered on the front door and a cinder block inside. Steve Sadin, chicagotribune.com, 22 Nov. 2021 The suspect grabbed a cinder block from a nearby dumpster and tossed it through a window of the dealership. cleveland, 5 Nov. 2021 Often made of thousands of pounds of concrete or cinder block, vaults can have air pockets inside and the concrete itself can actually be more buoyant than people realize, Seidemann said. NBC News, 12 Oct. 2021 Often made of thousands of pounds of concrete or cinder block, vaults can have air pockets inside and the concrete itself can actually be more buoyant than people realize, Seidemann said. Rebecca Santana, Anchorage Daily News, 12 Oct. 2021 Often made of thousands of pounds of concrete or cinder block, vaults can have air pockets inside and the concrete itself can actually be more buoyant than people realize, Seidemann said. Rebecca Santana, ajc, 12 Oct. 2021 An unknown suspect threw a cinder block through the front door of a business and stole cash from the registers. Allana Haynes, baltimoresun.com, 20 Sep. 2021 Each neighborhood seemed a little worse than the previous one, until Hernández pulled up in front of Antonio’s cinder block apartment. Kevin Sieff, Washington Post, 2 Oct. 2021 The large, green cinder block building looks more like a school gym than a restaurant. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, 19 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of cinder block

1922, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cinder block was in 1922

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29 Nov 2021

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“Cinder block.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cinder%20block. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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cinder block

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cinder block

: a block that is made of cement and coal cinders and that is used in building

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