Origin of gun tackle
Examples from the Web for gun tackle
There he stood full of life and energy, now hauling on a gun-tackle, now looking along a gun.Marmaduke Merry|William H. G. Kingston
Sometimes they are a gun-tackle purchase, with two large single blocks.
The decks were washed down, the main hatch removed, and a gun-tackle purchase rigged before the boat arrived with breakfast.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 13 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
A Gun-tackle Purchase is a rope rove through two single blocks and made fast to the strap of the upper block.
The royal clewlines are single, and the topsail and topgallant are a gun-tackle purchase.