block system

noun Railroads.

a series of consecutive blocks.Compare block(def 22).
a system of blocks and block signals for controlling train movements.

Nearby words

  1. block print,
  2. block printing,
  3. block release,
  4. block sampling,
  5. block signal,
  6. block tin,
  7. block trade,
  8. block vote,
  9. block, herbert lawrence,
  10. blockade

Origin of block system

First recorded in 1860–65 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019