snatch block


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snatch block

n. Nautical
A block that can be opened on one side to receive the looped part of a rope.

snatch block

n
(Nautical Terms) nautical a block that can be opened so that a rope can be inserted from the side, without threading it through from the end
[C17: so called because the rope can be inserted quickly: figuratively, the block snatches it. See snatch]

snatch′ block`



n.
a block that can be opened to receive the bight of a rope at any point along its length.
[1615–25]
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Noun1.snatch block - a pulley-block that can be opened to receive the bight of a rope
fairlead - a pulley-block used to guide a rope forming part of a ship's rigging to avoid chafing
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