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cinder block

[′sin·dər ‚bläk]
(materials)
A hollow block made of cinder concrete.
(metallurgy)
A block which closes the front of a blast furnace, containing the cinder notch.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

cinder block, Brit.

clinker block A lightweight masonry unit made of cinder concrete; widely used for interior partitions.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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