Shoulder block

(Naut.) a block with a projection, or shoulder, near the upper end, so that it can rest against a spar without jamming the rope.

See also: Shoulder

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Akomo sustained the head injury after getting hit with what appeared to be a shoulder block from Adamson big man Papi Sarr last September 22.
The tires used in these tests were chosen specifically for their large shoulder block tread pattern, which are similar to tires that are regularly in use on SUV's and light trucks.
Yet, the home crowd were on their feet again after 22 minutes when Scotland took the lead after an act of stupidity from the appropriately named Argentine winger Juan Imhoff, who needlessly hit Seymour with a late shoulder block and was sent to the sinbin.
Primark has all the current trends on offer - be it the one shoulder block colour dress or the incredibly flattering bodycon dress.
Primark have all the current trends on offer in their stores - be it the one shoulder block colour dress or the incredibly flattering bodycon dress.
Dr Price describes a new alternative to the interscalene block (ISB), the so-called 'shoulder block' (ShB) (1) which involves selective blockade of both the suprascapular and axillary nerves.
We analyzed the influence of two commercial placement positions: first, the position of the block, whether it was inserted within a program (interrupting block) or between programs (shoulder block), and second, the position of the commercial within the block.
With regard to prolonging block duration, most of the cases for which I used the shoulder block are ones for which the majority of my colleagues in Auckland use single-shot ISB (i.e.
This report describes the development of the shoulder block, an alternative to interscalene brachial plexus blockade for the control of postoperative pain following shoulder surgery.
Maximum traction, thanks to sturdy, open shoulder blocks that are precisely spaced and help minimize the retention of foreign objects.