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Equipment used for lifting heavy things

block and tackle

noun

a piece of equipment that consists of wheels and ropes, used for lifting heavy objects

crane

noun

a very tall machine used for lifting or moving heavy objects and building tall buildings

derrick

noun

a type of crane used for lifting things onto and off ships

gantry

noun

a large tall metal structure used for supporting lights, signals etc, or for moving heavy equipment on tracks

hoist

noun

a piece of equipment with ropes that is used for lifting heavy objects

jack

noun

a piece of equipment used for lifting and supporting a heavy object, for example a car when you are changing a tyre

jib

noun

the long arm of a crane used in building

pulley

noun

a piece of equipment used for lifting something very heavy. It consists of one or more wheels, around which you pull a rope or chain that is fastened to the thing that you want to lift.

skid

noun

a flat wooden structure used for moving heavy objects

sling

noun

a set of belts and ropes used for supporting something heavy while it is being lifted

tackle

noun

the ropes and other equipment that people use to lift heavy objects

winch

noun

a piece of equipment that uses a rope or chain for lifting or pulling things or people

windlass

noun

a piece of equipment used for lifting heavy things. It uses a motor to wind a rope or chain around a large round cylinder.

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