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snatch block


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A block with a single sheave which has a hinged opening above the sheave to allow the bight of a rope to be dropped in, thus saving the necessity of having to reeve the whole length of the rope through the block. It is also sometimes known as a notch-block.

Snatch block

Subjects: Maritime History.


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