Fairlead

a piece of hardware that leads a rope in suitable for pulling
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fairlead

[n] - a pulley-block used to guide a rope forming part of a ship`s rigging to avoid chafing
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Fairlead

A small hoop, or tunnel, that guides a line, or protects a line from fouling.
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Fairlead

A piece of hardware or equipment (such as a block) used for leading the jib sheets from the deck to the cockpit. They are located astern of the beam, on each side of the boat.
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fairlead

noun a pulley-block used to guide a rope forming part of a ship`s rigging to avoid chafing
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fairlead

A fitting designed to control the direction of a line with minimal friction.
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Fairlead

Fitting to route control lines or cables.
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Fairlead

A ring, hook or other device used to keep a line or chain running in the correct direction or to prevent it rubbing or fouling.
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Fairlead

A fairlead is a device to guide a line, rope or cable around an object, out of the way or to stop it from moving laterally. Typically a fairlead will be a ring or hook. The fairlead may be a separate piece of hardware, or it could be a hole in the structure. A fairlead can also be used to stop a straight run of line from vibrating or rubbing on an...
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Fairlead

A ring, hook or other device used to keep a line or chain running in the correct direction or to prevent it rubbing or fouling.
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fairlead

ring through which rope is led to change its direction without friction
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Fairlead

A block with a hole or holes used to lead lines in a certain direction.
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fairlead

ring through which rope is led to change its direction without friction
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