block and tackle

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block and tackle (plural block and tackles or blocks and tackles)

  1. A system of two or more pulleys (the tackles) each enclosed by a housing (the block) with a rope or cable threaded between them, usually used to lift or pull heavy loads.
  2. (euphemistic) Underwear - Stockings when worn with a Suspender Belt

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