Fiddle block


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fiddle block (Naut) a long tackle block having two sheaves of different diameters in the same plane, instead of side by side as in a common double block.
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In literature:

Long-tackle blocks have two sheaves of different sizes placed one above the other, as in fiddle-blocks.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth