breeze block

breeze block
noun
a light concrete building block made with cinder aggregate
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cinder blocks are called breeze blocks in Britain

Syn: ↑cinder block, ↑clinker block
Hypernyms: ↑building block

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Brit.
a cinder block.
[1920-25]

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breeze block UK US noun [countable] [singular breeze block plural breeze blocks] british
a large light brick made from cement and cinders that is used in building
Thesaurus: building materialshyponym farm buildings and structures where animals are kepthyponym

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n. British term for cinder block

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ˈbreeze block [breeze block] (BrE) (NAmE ˈcinder block) noun
a light building block, made of sand, coal ashes and ↑cement
See also:cinder block

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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