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gun tackle

noun, Nautical.
a tackle composed of a fall rove through two single blocks and secured to one of them so as to secure a mechanical advantage of two or three, neglecting friction, depending on the arrangement.
Origin of gun tackle
First recorded in 1785-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Use either a gun tackle or luff tackle—the latter is preferable—and be sure to give it plenty of drift.

    On Yachts and Yacht Handling Thomas Fleming Day

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