luff tackle

noun

Definition of luff tackle

: a tackle that has a single and a double block with the standing part of the fall fixed to the single block thus multiplying the power three or four times according as the single or the double block is movable

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“Luff tackle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/luff%20tackle. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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