English version

block and tackle

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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block and tackleˌblock and ˈtackle noun [countable usually singular] 🔊 🔊 Ta piece of equipment with wheels and ropes, used for lifting heavy things
Examples from the Corpus
block and tackleThe fence is then strained fairly tight and is ready to load, the block and tackle being left in place.
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