Try Our Apps


Gobble up these 8 terms for eating

jewel block

noun, Nautical.
a block at the end of a yard or gaff for supporting a signal or ensign halyard.
Also called dasher block.
Origin of jewel block
1760-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for jewel-block
Historical Examples
  • I suppose Nelson will order him to our fore-yard-arm as a jewel-block.

    The Wing-and-Wing J. Fenimore Cooper
  • There it hung, like a jewel-block, and every sign of life was soon taken away.

    Afloat And Ashore James Fenimore Cooper

Word of the Day

Word Value for jewel

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for jewel-block