Definition of Snatch block

1. Noun. A pulley-block that can be opened to receive the bight of a rope.

Generic synonyms: Fairlead



Definition of Snatch block

1. Noun. (nautical) A kind of block with an opening in one side to receive the bight of a rope. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Snatch Block

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Literary usage of Snatch block

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1. Our Iron Roads: Their History, Construction and Administration by Frederick Smeeton Williams (1888)
"A snatch block. Next to the crane is another runner, which supports the jib of the crane. The next vehicle is another tool-van, which contains oil and ..."

2. Knight's American Mechanical Dictionary: A Description of Tools, Instruments by Edward Henry Knight (1876)
"(See SNATCH-BLOCK.) If it be without a sheave, it is known as a dumb-snatch, ... 5249 is another form of snatch- block. Snath. (Husbandry. ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1909)
"He was sitting on side of flat car, waiting for signal to be given to hook up the chain and snatch block. The dipper was coming up from ditch with dirt. ..."

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