Snatch block
Snatch block Snatch block (Naut.), a kind of block with an opening in one side to receive the bight of a rope. [1913 Webster]

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  • snatch block — snatch′ block n. naut. navig. a block that can be opened to receive the bight of a rope at any point along its length • Etymology: 1615–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • snatch block — n. Naut. a block so designed that it can be readily opened for the insertion of the bight (as distinct from the end) of a rope …   English World dictionary

  • snatch block — noun a pulley block that can be opened to receive the bight of a rope • Hypernyms: ↑fairlead * * * noun : a block that can be opened on one side to receive the bight of a rope * * * n. Naut. a fairlead having the form of a block that can be… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Snatch-Block — Blöcke verschiedener Materialien und Größen am Mastfuß einer Segelyacht; sie dienen hier der Umlenkung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • snatch block — noun Date: circa 1625 a block that can be opened on one side to receive the bight of a rope …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • snatch block — n. Naut. a fairlead having the form of a block that can be opened to receive the bight of a rope at any point along its length. [1615 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • snatch block — /ˈsnætʃ blɒk/ (say snach blok) noun a block (def. 11) with a hinged piece that is lifted to admit the rope and then secured …   Australian English dictionary

  • snatch-block — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Block (Schifffahrt) — Blöcke verschiedener Materialien und Größen am Mastfuß einer Segelyacht; sie dienen hier der Umlenkung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • notch block — noun : snatch block …   Useful english dictionary

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