watch tackle

noun

: a light 2-sheave tackle commonly used as a luff upon luff by the watch on shipboard for jobs (as the handling of yardarms) that usually require all hands

called also handy-billy, jigger

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“Watch tackle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/watch%20tackle. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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