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block
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 20
1. To secure or support by means of blocks; to secure, as two boards at their angles of intersection, by pieces of wood glued to each.
2. To shape on, or stamp with, a block; as, to block a hat.
3. In Australia, one of the large lots into which public land, when opened to settlers, is divided by the government surveyors.
4. The position of a player or bat when guarding the wicket.
5. A block hole.
6. The popping crease.
7. To obstruct so as to prevent passage or progress; to prevent passage from, through, or into, by obstructing the way; - used both of persons and things; - often followed by up; as, to block up a road or harbor.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. A piece of wood more or less bulky; a solid mass of wood, stone, etc., usually with one or more plane, or approximately plane, faces; as, a block on which a butcher chops his meat; a block by which to mount a horse; children's playing blocks, etc.
2. The solid piece of wood on which condemned persons lay their necks when they are beheaded.
3. The wooden mold on which hats, bonnets, etc., are shaped.
6. A square, or portion of a city inclosed by streets, whether occupied by buildings or not.
7. The perch on which a bird of prey is kept.
9. A piece of box or other wood for engravers' work.
11. A blockhead; a stupid fellow; a dolt.
12. A section of a railroad where the block system is used. See system, below.
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