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gin block

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

First recorded in 1870–75
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  • “The gin-block missed his head by an inch,” went on the mate impressively.

    Chance

    Joseph Conrad