block and tackle Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
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block and tacklenoun [U]

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a device for raising objects off the ground, consisting of one or more small wheels with a rope or chain going around them, connected to a high part of a building
Translations of “block and tackle”
in Chinese (Traditional) 滑輪組, 滑車組…
in Chinese (Simplified) 滑轮组, 滑车组…
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