from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The supporting block or end-piece for that end of the work which is farthest from the head-end or driving-mechanism, as in a lathe, or the carriage for logs, in a saw-mill.
- n. Nautical, a single block having a short piece of rope attached to it by which it may be fastened to any object at pleasure. See cut under block, 11.
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