superblock (plural superblocks)
- (architecture) A very large block of buildings
2008 March 21, Nicolai Ouroussoff, “What Will Be Left of Gehry’s Vision for Brooklyn?”, in New York Times:
- All are blots on the urban environment, as blandly homogenous in their own way as the Modernist superblocks they were intended to improve on.
2009 February 20, Nicolai Ouroussoff, “Boxy to Bold: A Concert Hall Busts Out”, in New York Times:
- Conceived as part of a 1950s-era slum-clearance program, the immense superblock required the demolition of an entire neighborhood of dilapidated tenements and brownstones.
- (computing) A segment of metadata describing the file system on a block device.