from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A tackle or purchase used to raise the flukes of the anchor up to the gunwale. The block used is called the fish-block.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Nautical, a tackle used for fishing or raising an anchor to the gunwale of a ship. To this tackle a pendant is attached, with a large iron hook, called the fish-hook, fastened to its end.
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