Definition of cinder block in English:

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cinder block

Pronunciation: /ˈsindər bläk/


North American
A lightweight building brick made from small cinders mixed with sand and cement.
Example sentences
  • His dark patio was hemmed in by a cinder block retaining wall that created a barrier between the 1940s house and the rest of the yard.
  • She is walking me through the skeleton of the future clinic, which is being built cinder block by cinder block beside the old one.
  • For brick, concrete and cinder block, only latex should be used.

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Syllabification: cin·der block

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