a tackle having a double block and a single block, giving a mechanical advantage of three or four, neglecting friction, depending on which is the standing and which is the running block.
noun, Nautical. 1. a tackle composed of one luff attached to the fall of another.
[luhf-kin] /ˈlʌf kɪn/ noun 1. a city in E Texas.
[loo ft-vahf-uh] /ˈlʊftˌvɑf ə/ noun, German. 1. air force. /ˈlʊftvafə/ noun 1. the German Air Force German air force in World War II era, 1935, from German Luftwaffe, literally “air-weapon,” from Luft (see loft). Luftwaffe [(looft-vah-fuh)] The German air force in World War II. (See blitzkrieg and Battle of Britain.)
[luhg] /lʌg/ verb (used with object), lugged, lugging. 1. to pull or carry with force or effort: to lug a suitcase upstairs. 2. to introduce or interject in an inappropriate or irrelevant manner: to lug personalities into a discussion of philosophy. 3. (of a sailing ship) to carry an excessive amount of (sail) for the […]