a tackle that is composed of a rope passed through two fourfold blocks in such a way as to provide mechanical power in the ratio of 1 to 5 or 1 to 4, depending on whether hauling is done on the running or the standing block and without considering friction.
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[fawr-foo t-id, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˈfʊt ɪd, ˈfoʊr-/ adjective 1. having four feet: He considers his dog to be his four-footed friend. adj. Old English feowerfote; see four + foot (n.).
- Four-footed butterfly
noun 1. . [bruhsh-foo t-id] /ˈbrʌʃˌfʊt ɪd/ noun 1. any of several butterflies of the family Nymphalidae, including the fritillaries, mourning cloaks, anglewings, and commas, characterized by reduced, nonfunctional forelegs.
plural noun 1. freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear: stated as goals of U.S. policy by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on January 6, 1941. Four kinds of freedom mentioned by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in a speech in 1941 as worth fighting for: freedom of speech and expression, […]
[foo r-gawn] /fʊərˈgɔ̃/ noun, plural fourgons [foo r-gawn] /fʊərˈgɔ̃/ (Show IPA). French. 1. a long covered wagon for carrying baggage, goods, military supplies, etc.; a van or tumbril. /furɡɔ̃/ noun 1. a long covered wagon, used mainly for carrying baggage, supplies, etc