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

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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.
He needlessly hit Seymour with a late shoulder block and was sent to the sin bin.
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.
I would like to thank Drs Fredrickson and Borgeat for reviewing my paper and allowing me to further elaborate on my clinical experience with the shoulder block.
The block seen most recently was an interrupting block (57 percent) more often than a shoulder block (43 percent).
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.
The author comments on this in his introduction, yet there is no mention in the results or discussion on how this problem is managed on the first to third postoperative days, when the shoulder block has presumably worn off.
As well as enhancing the utilitarian appeal and elevating the SUVs profile, they also contribute to safety with a number of features that offer versatility and adventure, with the wide shoulder block design maximizing mud traction.
Included is a review of the relevant anatomy of the shoulder joint and its associated structures Two nerves provide the bulk of the innervation to this area: the suprascapular nerve and the axillary (circumflex) nerve The shoulder block technique involves selective blockade of both of these nerves instead of general blockade of the entire brachial plexus via the interscalene route The technique of Meter is used to block the supragcapular nerve in the supra6 pinaus fossa.
Stiff, broad shoulder blocks deliver maximum grip for a precision steering response, while the many tread grooves and traction sipes in the tread blocks make for good interlocking with snow, allowing sporty driving even on typical wintry roads.
Also, it promises excellent wet performance through its new polymers with optimized microstructure for increased grip in wet road conditions, along with wider shoulder blocks to increase braking performance.