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1 To increase the distance apart of the blocks of a tackle by running the rope back through the sheaves.

2 The expression used to describe the action of a ship when it overtakes, or is catching up with, another ship at sea.

3 An expression sometimes used in connection with the inspection, testing, and repair of a vessel's machinery, but the more correct nautical word in this respect is refit.

Subjects: Maritime History.


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