Definitions

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  • n. A block of flats; an apartment block.

Etymologies

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flat +‎ block, possibly first used in Anthony Burgess's dystopian novel A Clockwork Orange (1962).

Examples

  • D.B. da Silva doing the driving, into the town and to a flatblock not really all that distant from what had used to be my own flatblock or home.

    Where's the show?

  • All was very quiet, it still being early winter morning, and when I ittied into the vestibule of the flatblock there was no veck about, only the nagoy vecks and cheenas of the Dignity of Labour.

    Where's the show?

  • When I got to the bottom of the stairs of the flatblock I was somewhat surprised.

    Where's the show?

  • Just past the Duke of New York going east was offices and then there was the starry beat-up biblio and then was the bolshy flatblock called Victoria Flatblock after some victory or other, and then you came to the like starry type houses of the town in what was called Oldtown.

    Where's the show?

  • Showed up while they were filming at the "flatblock marina" for Clockwork Orange and Kubrick said, Sure pal, just do the whole scene.

    Deadline Hell

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