snatch block

noun

Definition of snatch block

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

First Known Use of snatch block

circa 1625, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of snatch block was circa 1625

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“Snatch block.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snatch%20block. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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