Invertext Online Technical Dictionary

block and tackle

noun  

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Definition 1

A block and tackle is a system of two or more pulleys with a rope or cable threaded between them, usually used to lift or pull heavy loads.

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Context: The most common arrangement of block and tackle is to have a block attached to a fixed position (the fixed or standing block), and another block left to move with the load being pulled or lifted (the moving block).

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Banking