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Pulley in the block

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TIMKEN OK LOAD

The heaviest load that a test lubricant will sustain without scoring the test block in the Timken Test procedures, ASTM Methods D 2509 (greases) and D 2782 (oils).

BLOCKSHIP

A vessel sunk deliberately to block a waterway to prevent the waterwayʹs use by an enemy.

CHEEKS

1. wooden blocks at the side of a spar. 2. the sides of a block or gun-carriage.

DEADEYE

A rounded wooden block with hole used to set up ship's stays

STEEVE

A spar or derrick with a block at one end, used for stowing cargo.

RIGGING CHOCK

A thick block of wood fixed outside the rails to take the chain plates for the shrouds

HANDY BILLY

A loose block and tackle with a hook or tail on each end, which can be used wherever it is needed. Usually made up of one single and one double block.

BLOCK

A pulley with one or more sheaves (grooves), over which a rope is roved. It can be used to chage the direction of the rope, or in pairs used to form a tackle.

STANDING PART

The section of a rope at a cleat or a block that is under tension, as opposed to the loose end.

UNREEVE

To pull a rope from a sheave or block.
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