- a concrete building block made with a cinder aggregate.
Origin of cinder block
First recorded in 1925–30
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Examples from the Web for cinder block
He and his wife and children shared a cinder-block house with a roof made of sheet metal and a dirt floor.Mexican Journalists Speak Out on Reporter Murders
June 17, 2014
Today, one in five Cariocas, as Rio residents are known, live in shantytowns, piled high with raw brick and cinder-block homes.Rio’s Security Crisis
August 7, 2013
The three of them shared a cinder-block shack on the beach in Puerto Rico.Inside 'The Rum Diary'
November 4, 2011
Amelie lives in a rural setting–an open field with cinder-block houses in various stages of construction.What I Saw in Haiti
January 15, 2010
- the usual US name for breeze block
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