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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A tackle or purchase used to raise the flukes of the anchor up to the gunwale. The block used is called the fish-block.

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