Burton meaning

bûrtn
A light tackle having double or single blocks, used to hoist or tighten rigging.
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A kind of tackle consisting of single or double pulley blocks and used as for tightening rigging or moving heavy articles.
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(person) 1821-90; Eng. writer & explorer.
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(person) (pseud. Democritus Junior) 1577-1640; Eng. writer & clergyman: author of The Anatomy of Melancholy.
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(archaic) An arrangement of blocks and pulleys, especially for tightening rigging on a ship.
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(archaic) Storage of cargo athwartships.
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Origin of burton

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    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition