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pulley block Syllabification: pul·ley block

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of pulley block in English:

noun

A block or casing in which one or more pulleys are mounted.
Example sentences
  • The pulley block had not been invented at this time and the Vikings used a curious devices called ‘Virgins', ‘Angels' or ‘Maidens'.
  • A solitary pulley block lies encrusted against the steel deck.
  • At sea, this would be connected by ropes across the deck through pulley blocks to a drum behind the ship's steering wheel.

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