from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An apparatus of pulley blocks and ropes or cables used for hauling and hoisting heavy objects.
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- n. A system of two or more pulleys (the tackles) each enclosed by a housing (the block) with a rope or cable threaded between them, usually used to lift or pull heavy loads.
- n. human male external genitalia
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. pulley blocks with associated rope or cable
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