Entry from US English dictionary
A block or casing in which one or more pulleys are mounted.
- 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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