breeze-block

breeze-blocks
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A breeze-block is a large, grey brick made from ashes and cement. [BRIT]
(in AM, use cinder block)

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • breeze-block — n BrE [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: breeze small pieces of burnt coal (18 20 centuries), from French braise] a light brick used in building, made of ↑cement and ↑cinders American Equivalent: cinder block …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • breeze block — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ a lightweight building brick made from cinders mixed with sand and cement. ORIGIN breeze from French braise live coals …   English terms dictionary

  • breeze block — breeze ,block noun count BRITISH a large light brick made from CEMENT and CINDERS that is used in building …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • breeze block — noun a light concrete building block made with cinder aggregate cinder blocks are called breeze blocks in Britain • Syn: ↑cinder block, ↑clinker block • Hypernyms: ↑building block * * * Brit. a cinder block. [1920 25] * * * breeze block UK US …   Useful english dictionary

  • breeze block — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms breeze block : singular breeze block plural breeze blocks British a large light brick made from cement and cinders that is used in building …   English dictionary

  • breeze block — see breeze block …   English dictionary

  • breeze-block — noun A lightweight building block made from cinders and concrete. Syn: cinder block, clinker block …   Wiktionary

  • breeze block — (British) cinder block, cement block …   English contemporary dictionary

  • breeze block — noun Brit. a lightweight building brick made from breeze …   English new terms dictionary

  • breeze block — Brit. a cinder block. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

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