gun tackle

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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.

Nearby words

  1. gun deck,
  2. gun dog,
  3. gun for,
  4. gun moll,
  5. gun room,
  6. gun-metal,
  7. gun-shy,
  8. gun-toting,
  9. gun.,
  10. guna

Origin of gun tackle

First recorded in 1785–95

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