from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An apparatus of pulley blocks and ropes or cables used for hauling and hoisting heavy objects.
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- noun A system of two or more
pulleys(the tackles) each enclosed by a housing(the block) with a ropeor cablethreaded between them, usually used to lift or pull heavy loads.
- noun euphemistic human male external
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- noun pulley blocks with associated rope or cable
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