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block and tackle Explained

block and tackle at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C usually singular] a piece of equipment with wheels and ropes, used for lifting heavy things//

block and tackle at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Combination of pulleys with a rope or cable, commonly used to augment pulling force. Two or more of the pulleys are attached to a fixed block, and the remaining pulleys are free to move as well as rotate. A block and tackle can be used to lift heavy weights or to exert large forces in any direction. Higher force ratios may be obtained by the use of more pulleys, but this advantage may be offset by increased friction.

block and tackle at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

block and tackle at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

block and tackle
n : pulley blocks with associated rope or cable

block and tackle at English (WD) Of Explained:

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Inter: en-noun » head=block and tackle
  • A system of two or more pulleys (the tackles) each enclosed by a housing (the block) with a rope or cable threaded between them, usually used to lift or pull heavy loads.
    1. Inter: euphemisti » c human male external genitalia


      * come-along

      See also

      * Inter: sense » pulleys polyspast


      Inter: trans-top » system of several pulleys

  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|csigasor

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|полиспаст|m|tr=polispást|sc=Cyrl

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » block and tackle
    Translation: io » block and tackle
    Translation: ta » block and tackle
    Translation: zh » block and tackle