Spanish burton

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noun Nautical.

any of several tackles employing a runner in addition to the fall.


Origin of Spanish burton

First recorded in 1820–30

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Examples from the Web for spanish burton

  • The double Spanish-burton is furnished with one double and two single blocks.

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