two-block

transitive verb

1
: to haul upon (tackle) so that the two blocks are chockablock
two-blocked the tackle and snapped the cable
2
: to hoist (as a signal flag or anchor) to the full extent

Word History

Etymology

from the noun phrase two blocks

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“Two-block.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/two-block. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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