Cat block

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(Naut.) a heavy iron-strapped block with a large hook, part of the tackle used in drawing an anchor up to the cathead.
- Coleridge.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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"One thing that's been really very encouraging is that as we've put the engine onto the test bench and run them in our labs, because we're dealing with the Cat block and mechanicals, that engine will motor all day long.