[ jin ]
/ dʒɪn /
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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Examples from the Web for gin block
“The gin-block missed his head by an inch,” went on the mate impressively.Chance|Joseph Conrad