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blockwork Line breaks: block|work
Pronunciation: /ˈblɒkwəːk/

Definition of blockwork in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Blocks of concrete, cement, or similar material in a wall or other structure.
Example sentences
  • Councillors agreed with advice from officials that the location of the buildings, constructed of blockwork and dark-stained timber boarding, in an isolated rural area harmed the landscape.
  • Much everyday architecture (at least on the European continent) is created out of stucco on insulated blockwork walls.
  • The perimeter cavity walls of the building, face brick outside, plastered blockwork inside, exhibit slight but widespread cracking at many locations.

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