Entry from British & World English dictionary
nounchiefly • historical
- A light two-block tackle for hoisting.More example sentences
- ‘A burton-tackle to the chess tree,’ he called, loud and clear.
- Gilliatt had barely time to seize the burton tackle.
- From each steel cap at the apex two steel cables led to the enormous 16-sheave burton tackle whose pendant was geared at 8000-to-1 ratio to a 5-horsepower electric motor winch.
early 18th century: alteration of Middle English Breton tackle, a nautical term in the same sense (see Breton).