a tackle composed of a fall rove through two single blocks and secured to one of them so as to secure a mechanical advantage of two or three, neglecting friction, depending on the arrangement.
[guhn-ter] /ˈgʌn tər/ noun, Nautical. 1. a jib-headed sail fastened to a vertical spar that is attached to a short mast, usually by two rings, in such a way that the spar can slide up the mast to spread the sail. [guhn-ter] /ˈgʌn tər/ noun 1. Edmund, 1581–1626, English mathematician and astronomer: inventor of various […]
- Gunter grass
[grahs; German grahs] /grɑs; German grɑs/ noun 1. Günter (Wilhelm) [goo n-ter wil-helm;; German gyn-tuh r vil-helm] /ˈgʊn tər ˈwɪl hɛlm;; German ˈgün tər ˈvɪl hɛlm/ (Show IPA), 1927–2015, German novelist, poet, and playwright. /ɡrɑːs/ noun 1. any monocotyledonous plant of the family Poaceae (formerly Gramineae), having jointed stems sheathed by long narrow leaves, flowers […]
- Gunter rig
/ˈɡʌntə/ noun 1. (nautical) a type of gaffing in which the gaff is hoisted parallel to the mast
noun 1. See under (def 8a). [cheyn] /tʃeɪn/ noun 1. a series of objects connected one after the other, usually in the form of a series of metal rings passing through one another, used either for various purposes requiring a flexible tie with high tensile strength, as for hauling, supporting, or confining, or in various […]