Meaning of BLOCK in English
( v. t. )
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.
Webster's Revised Unabridged English Dictionary. Пересмотренный полный словарь английского языка Webster. 2012