block system

  1. a series of consecutive blocks.: Compare block (def. 22).

  2. a system of blocks and block signals for controlling train movements.

Origin of block system

First recorded in 1860–65

Words Nearby block system Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use block system in a sentence

  • "I don't know what is meant by the block system," added Mrs. Belgrave.

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  • They had the whole district organized on the block system, and they went over each block house by house.

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  • 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.

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  • A block system is devised and partly made, but is not yet erected.

  • There was only a single track then, and no block system of signals.

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