a person or thing that blocks.
Football. a player whose assignment or special skill is blocking.
Biochemistry. a substance that inhibits the physiological action of another substance, as the beta blocker propranolol that interferes with neurotransmitters in the sympathetic nervous system.
Wells Brothers Andy Adams
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 107, December 22, 1894 Various
a person or thing that acts as a block
(physiol) an agent that blocks a physiological function, such as the transport of an ion across an ion channel
noun (Austral, informal) an owner of a small property, esp a farm
heavily built; solid; stocky. marked by blocks or patches of unequally distributed light and shade, as in a photograph. Contemporary Examples Punks, UFOs, and Heroin: How ‘Liquid Sky’ Became a Cult Movie Daniel Genis June 1, 2014 Historical Examples Operation Haystack Frank Patrick Herbert Local Color Irvin S. Cobb The Cruise of the Dry Dock […]
a number of small pieces of wood for filling interstices, or for spacing, joining, or reinforcing members. a solid mass of wood, stone, etc., usually with one or more flat or approximately flat faces. a hollow masonry building unit of cement, terra cotta, etc.: a wall made of concrete blocks. one of a set of […]