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block system Syllabification: block sys·tem

Definition of block system in English:


A system of railroad signaling that divides the track into sections and allows no train to enter a section that is not completely clear.
Example sentences
  • He describes the first electrical equipment as well as the progressive adoption of electro-semaphore signalling and the organisation of the block system.
  • Electricity was also used by the block system of signalling, to keep trains apart.
  • The most used sections now use a variation of the moving block system, which means traffic is defined by trains, not by blocks, so trains can be closer and run more often.
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