Snatch-block meaning

A block that can be opened on one side to receive the looped part of a rope.
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(naut.) A block so designed that it can be readily opened for the insertion of the bight (as distinct from the end) of a rope.
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(nautical) A kind of block with an opening in one side to receive the bight of a rope.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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