a series of consecutive blocks.: Compare block (def. 22).
a system of blocks and block signals for controlling train movements.
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How to use block system in a sentence
"I don't know what is meant by the block system," added Mrs. Belgrave.Asiatic Breezes | Oliver Optic
They had the whole district organized on the block system, and they went over each block house by house.How To Write Special Feature Articles | Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
We may now pass to the working of the block system of signalling trains from station to station on one line of a double track.How it Works | Archibald Williams
A block system is devised and partly made, but is not yet erected.Scientific American Supplement, No. 417 | Various
There was only a single track then, and no block system of signals.In a Little Town | Rupert Hughes