block and tackle

noun

Definition of block and tackle

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

First Known Use of block and tackle

1717, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of block and tackle was in 1717

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“Block and tackle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/block%20and%20tackle. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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block and tackle

noun

English Language Learners Definition of block and tackle

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

block and tackle

noun

Kids Definition of block and tackle

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

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