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block and tacklenoun [U]

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a ​device for ​raisingobjects off the ​ground, consisting of one or more ​smallwheels with a ​rope or ​chain going around them, ​connected to a high ​part of a ​building
(Definition of block and tackle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “block and tackle”
in Chinese (Simplified) 滑轮组, 滑车组…
in Chinese (Traditional) 滑輪組, 滑車組…
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