Spanish burton


noun Nautical.

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

Origin of Spanish burton

First recorded in 1820–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for spanish burton

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

    The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth