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lead block

[leed] /lid/
noun, Nautical.
any block that alters the direction of a rope; fairlead.
Also called leading block.
Origin of lead block
1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The four reactor cores in their lead cases went aboard last and were packed inside a pile of lead-block shielding.

    The Lani People J. F. Bone

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