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block front

or block·front

[blok fruhnt for 1; blok fruhnt for 2]
noun
  1. 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.
  2. the frontage of a block, especially in a city or town.
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Related formsblock-front, adjective
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