Pronunciation: (blok' frunt' for 1; blok' frunt" for 2),[key] 1. Furniture.a front of a desk, chest of drawers, etc., of the third quarter of the 18th century, having three vertical divisions of equal width, a sunken one between raised ones, all divided by flat areas to which they are connected by curves, often with a shell motif forming a rounded termination to each section.
2. the frontage of a block, esp. in a city or town. Also,block'front'.