- 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
Examples from the Web for gun tackle
Historical Examples of gun tackle
Within the sister-block it becomes a gun-tackle purchase, with the fall leading on deck.
A gun-tackle purchase applied to the ends of the truss-pendants, to bowse them taut home to the mast.
Sometimes they are a gun-tackle purchase, with two large single blocks.
The royal clewlines are single, and the topsail and topgallant are a gun-tackle purchase.
A Gun-tackle Purchase is a rope rove through two single blocks and made fast to the strap of the upper block.