• synonyms

gin block

noun Machinery.
  1. a block having a large sheave in an open metal frame, used especially to support a cargo whip.
Show More

Origin of gin block

First recorded in 1870–75
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for gin block

Historical Examples of gin block

  • “The gin-block missed his head by an inch,” went on the mate impressively.


    Joseph Conrad