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bloc US English

A combination of countries, parties, or groups sharing a common purpose

bloc US Thesaurus

a free-trade bloc

en bloc US English

All together or all at the same time

power bloc US English

An association of groups, especially nations, having a common interest and acting as a single political force

Eastern bloc US English

The countries of eastern and central Europe that were under Soviet domination from the end of World War II until the collapse of the Soviet communist system in 1989–91, usually considered to include Poland, East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, and Yugoslavia

block vote US English

A vote proportional in power to the number of people a delegate represents

sterling bloc in sterling area US English

A group of countries, most belonging to the Commonwealth of Nations, that formerly pegged their exchange rates to sterling or kept their reserves in sterling rather than gold or dollars. Also called sterling bloc