block and tackle

  1. pulley blocks with associated rope or cable
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  • By the time the sloop's deck was perpendicular, we had unbent the boom-lift from below, made it fast to the wharf, and, with the other end fast nearly to the mast-head, heaved it taut with block and tackle. SMALL-BOAT SAILING
  • The gun-carriage is rolled forward into firing position by handspikes or block and tackle.
  • The fence is then strained fairly tight and is ready to load, the block and tackle being left in place.
  • The mainsheet is a multiple-part block and tackle used to increase an individual’s pulling power. Sailing Fundamentals
  • Hoisting mechanism including electric motor, brake, reduction gear, reel and block and tackle.
  • We have bent a number of bows using a steam box and a jig with a block and tackle and pulleys to bend them around a form.
  • Above this pit at the Water Works was mounted a steel beam carrying two block and tackles so as to be able to lift the motors in flood time or for servicing.
  • According to Plutarch, Archimedes used a polypaston, or block and tackle, with a large number of sheaves.
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