Definitions for "Snatch block"
Keywords:  bight, sheave, pulley, shackle, winch
a kind of block with an opening in one side to receive the bight of a rope.
A block which has a hinged side plate that can be opened to facilitate reaving one or more lines.
A block with an open or hinged sheave, enabling it to be used quickly without reeving a line through the shallow
Keywords:  spend, sea, lot, shaped, days
Men use to spend a lot of time at sea. They must have been shaped very differently in those days