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block and tackle

noun

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

Full Definition of BLOCK AND TACKLE

:  pulley blocks with associated rope or cable for hoisting or hauling
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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 Kids

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

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