snatch block


: a block that can be opened on one side to receive the bight of a rope

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1625, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of snatch block was circa 1625

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“Snatch block.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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