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gin block

[jin] /dʒɪn/
noun, Machinery.
a block having a large sheave in an open metal frame, used especially to support a cargo whip.
Origin of gin block
1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • “The gin-block missed his head by an inch,” went on the mate impressively.

    Chance Joseph Conrad

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