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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

First Known Use of BLOCK AND TACKLE

1717

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