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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Nautical, a common block or deadeye connected to a ringbolt by a spiral or india-rubber spring. It is attached to the sheets, so as to give a certain amount of elasticity.
  • n. In a vehicle, a piece of wood fixed on the axle as a support for the spring.
  • n. In a car-truck, a distance-piece placed above or below an elliptic spring.

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