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Spanish burton

noun, Nautical.
any of several tackles employing a runner in addition to the fall.
Origin of Spanish burton
1820-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The double spanish-burton is furnished with one double and two single blocks.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth

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