Snatch-block



noun, Nautical.
1.
a fairlead having the form of a block that can be opened to receive the bight of a rope at any point along its length.
snatch block
noun
1.
(nautical) a block that can be opened so that a rope can be inserted from the side, without threading it through from the end

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