Gin block

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gin block a simple form of tackle block, having one wheel, over which a rope runs; -- called also whip gin rubbish pulley, and monkey wheel.
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Usage

In literature:

Then he walked a couple of blocks and went into Blunkers's great gin palace.
"The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him" by Paul Leicester Ford
The larger cable passes thru a block located on a gin pole.
"Motor Truck Logging Methods" by Frederick Malcolm Knapp
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In news:

Many years later, I'm sitting at a picnic table and drinking a Gin Rickey down the block at Onion Creek (3106 White Oak Dr, 713-880-0706), thinking about how things are different now.
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