gin block

noun

Definition of gin block

: an iron or steel tackle block containing one or more pulleys

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“Gin block.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gin%20block. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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