cinder block


Definition of cinder block 

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

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In two weeks, this thin barley broth, called wort, will ferment into beer, be transferred to kegs, and poured from the taps on the other side of the cinder block wall. Lara Korte, WSJ, "New York Sees Boom in Craft Breweries, With More on Tap," 12 July 2018 Sahm and his son and business partner Eddie Sahm aren't sure what the boxy cinder block building closer to Monon Trail will become, but Eddie Sahm said a wine and whisky rooftop will cap the structure. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Liter House restaurant brings German beer, food south of Broad Ripple," 11 July 2018 He was accused of throwing a cinder block through a KBTX window and harassing several staffers in the station's parking lot in 2008. Matthew Martinez, star-telegram, "He threatened to burn down a Texas TV station, called journalist 'dead man walking,' authorities say," 3 July 2018 For more than 40 years, the 1951 half-ton Chevrolet pickup Bob Mason inherited from his father sat on cinder blocks in the backyard. Jason Pohl, azcentral, "Arcadia Fourth of July Parade: 'Unity instead of division'," 4 July 2018 The cinder block walls are decorated with fish, white outlines of bubbles floating toward the ceiling mimicking the feel of being underwater. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "Try one of these top 13 best-reviewed Louisville restaurants of 2018," 15 June 2018 Four concrete parking stops -- weighing about 60 pounds -- and three cinder blocks were also found nearby. Travis Fedschun, Fox News, "Vandals leaving concrete blocks on California interstate causing crashes, police say," 13 June 2018 Two technicians sat at a bank of screens, pumping electricity into a battery in the adjacent cinder block room and watching temperature readings rise as the battery’s charge reached double what it was designed to hold. Rye Druzin, San Antonio Express-News, "San Antonio R&D center gets new car battery testing facility," 9 June 2018 The macabre discovery was made on a low bluff just a thousand feet from the Pacific Ocean, amid cinder block residential compounds in La Libertad outside Trujillo, Peru's third-largest city. Marwa Eltagouri, ajc, "Remains of 140 children found in Peru, pointing to world's largest ancient child sacrifice," 28 Apr. 2018

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1922, in the meaning defined above

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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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