A small wooden cap at the summit of a flagstaff or a masthead, having holes in it for reeving halyards through.
A round piece of wood put on the top of flag staffs, with sheaves on each side for the halyards of the flags to reeve in.
The ornament just beneath the finial at the flag poles top, which is usually fitted with a pulley through which the halyards are pulled.
is the wooden or metal block at the top of a flagpole below the finial (staff ornament). It includes a pulley or holes for halyard.
A device at the top of a staff below the finial which provides, usually through a pulley, for the raising and lowering of the halyards.
A circular wooden cap at the top of a barge's topmast or mizzen mast. '
1) The wooden block or metal plate at the top of a flagpole (or mast) below the finial, which includes a pulley (sheaved block) or a hole for the halyard - often incorrectly used as a synonym for the ball or other finial at the top of that flagpole (see also ‘ Appendix I, ‘ finial', ‘ flag pole', ‘ halyard' and ‘ sheaved block'). 2) A short pole flexibly mounted on top of a mast for the flying of a flag or pennant at sea and ashore – a pigstick (see also ' masthead, at the').