Gun tackle purchase

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gun tackle purchase (Naut) a tackle composed of two single blocks and a fall.
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Usage

In literature:

The decks were washed down, the main hatch removed, and a gun-tackle purchase rigged before the boat arrived with breakfast.
"The Wrecker" by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne
Within the sister-block it becomes a gun-tackle purchase, with the fall leading on deck.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The decks were washed down, the main hatch removed, and a gun-tackle purchase rigged before the boat arrived with breakfast.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 13 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Sometimes they are a gun-tackle purchase, with two large single blocks.
"The Seaman's Friend" by Richard Henry Dana
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