jewel block

  1. a block at the end of a yard or gaff for supporting a signal or ensign halyard.

Origin of jewel block

First recorded in 1760–70
  • Also called dasher block.

Words Nearby jewel block Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use jewel block in a sentence

  • I suppose Nelson will order him to our fore-yard-arm as a jewel-block.

    The Wing-and-Wing | J. Fenimore Cooper
  • There it hung, like a jewel-block, and every sign of life was soon taken away.

    Afloat And Ashore | James Fenimore Cooper