Snatch block

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A single block with a hinged face which allows fibre or wire rope to be placed on the sheave without the delay of reeving or unreeving.

Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)

International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities - AISM