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block front

or block·front

[ blok fruhnt for 1; blok fruhnt for 2 ]
/ ˈblɒk ˈfrʌnt for 1; ˈblɒk ˌfrʌnt for 2 /

noun

Furniture. a front of a desk, chest of drawers, etc., of the third quarter of the 18th century, having three vertical divisions of equal width, a sunken one between raised ones, all divided by flat areas to which they are connected by curves, often with a shell motif forming a rounded termination to each section.
the frontage of a block, especially in a city or town.

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Nearby words

block chord, block coal, block coefficient, block diagram, block faulting, block front, block grant, block heater, block house, block in, block island
Related formsblock-front, adjective
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