tower block

tower block
noun (C) BrE a tall building containing apartments or offices

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  • tower block — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms tower block : singular tower block plural tower blocks British a tall building with flats or offices on each floor. The American word is high rise …   English dictionary

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  • tower block — /tow euhr/, Chiefly Brit. a high rise building. [1965 70] * * * …   Universalium

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