cinder block


Definition of cinder block

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

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The 20,000-square-foot former satellite relay base — built in 1968 with 2-foot thick cinder block walls and blast doors designed to withstand a nuclear explosion — featured a 97-foot-wide rotating satellite dish that is 10 stories high. Peter Fimrite,, "Unpublished photos of Apollo 11 recovery come to the surface," 19 July 2019 Each day of training camp with the Jiangsu Dragons began with a two-mile run at 5 a.m., followed by weightlifting using cinder blocks affixed to bamboo poles. Alex Prewitt,, "How Do You Say 'Cheesecake Factory' In Mandarin? Behind the Scenes of Life in the Chinese Basketball Association," 27 June 2019 The debris includes bricks, cinder blocks and metal, including the bands that held the barrels together., "Authorities fear Jim Beam bourbon fire’s booze-laden runoff will end up killing fish," 5 July 2019 The debris includes bricks, cinder blocks and metal, including the bands that held the barrels together. Washington Post, "Decision on extinguishing Jim Beam fire a ‘day or two’ away," 4 July 2019 Firefighters were forced to fight the flames from outside the one-story cinder block garage, Moriarty said. Maddie Kilgannon,, "Fire at used car sales garage in Lawrence causes $350,000 in damage," 21 June 2019 The site’s past led to choices such as using Heath Ceramics tile and white farmhouse brick from Clé Tile that slyly alludes to the cinder block and hollow-clay tile infill that previously chopped up the structure. Jessica Ritz,, "The Manufactory: A new culinary anchor in the Arts District," 10 June 2019 The joint is easy to miss; a blank cinder block wall and a sign marked BAR are the only indications something is happening here. James Whitlow Delano, National Geographic, "Here’s your ultimate Tokyo itinerary," 25 Apr. 2019 Set designer Cameron Anderson’s rendering of Laurel and Jim’s house captures life in a barely-getting-by neighborhood of cinder block and plywood, an ambiance mirrored in Jen Caprio’s thrift-store outfits for the couple. Peter Marks, Washington Post, "I’m not rejoicing over a play produced by the Kennedy Center. Here’s why.," 13 June 2019

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1922, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of cinder block

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

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