a kind of tackle consisting of single or double pulley blocks and used as for tightening rigging or moving heavy articles
Origin of burtonuncertain or unknown; perhaps altered from Breton
- 1821-90; Eng. writer & explorer
- (pseud. Democritus Junior) 1577-1640; Eng. writer & clergyman: author of The Anatomy of Melancholy
A light tackle having double or single blocks, used to hoist or tighten rigging.
Origin of burtonOrigin unknown