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traveling block

noun
1.
(in a hoisting tackle) the block hooked to and moving with the load.
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  • The brakes failed, allowing the traveling block to fall and strike the drill floor.
  • The well manifold was struck by the traveling block when it dropped and fire erupted immediately in this area.
  • The drill pipe is held in tension by the traveling block.
  • Pipe rams are also capable of holding the pipe string from falling back into the well when disconnected from the traveling block.

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