from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Nautical A device such as a ring or block of wood with a hole in it through which rigging is passed to hold it in place or prevent it from snagging or chafing.
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- n. A device to guide a line, rope or cable around an object or out of the way, or to stop it from moving laterally
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- n. a pulley-block used to guide a rope forming part of a ship's rigging to avoid chafing
The knot will keep the line from pulling through the turning block or fairlead.
And how the shape of the jib sails affected by halyard tension, sheet tension and fairlead position.
This product comes with circuit breaker protector, weather sealed solenoid contactor, 4-way roller fairlead and heavy duty latched hook with thimble.
Significant awards during the quarter included connector orders for Petrobras' Papa Terra TLP project and fairlead orders for Chevron's Jack/St. Malo project.
In a section called upperworks, a term unfamiliar to me, a chock is called a fairlead, the function of a hank is not clear, nor is that of a turnbuckle, and what we on the East Coast call a jam cleat is identified as a "clam cleat."
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