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building block

[′bil·diŋ ‚bläk]
(materials)
A hollow block, either of burned clay or concrete, used in constructing the walls of buildings, and often faced with brick or stone.

building block

A rectangular masonry unit, other than a brick, made of burnt clay, cement, concrete, glass, gypsum, or any other material suitable for use in building construction.
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