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block and tackle

noun

Simple Definition of block and tackle

  • : a simple machine that is used to help lift heavy objects and that consists of rope and boxes containing pulleys

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of block and tackle

  1. :  pulley blocks with associated rope or cable for hoisting or hauling

1717

First Known Use of block and tackle

1717

Rhymes with block and tackle


BLOCK AND TACKLE Defined for Kids

block and tackle

noun

Definition of block and tackle for Students

  1. :  an arrangement of pulleys in blocks with rope or cable for lifting or hauling





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