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Sailaway— I'm not arguing that the wheel-like section is called a sheave...but when it is not in a spar, the entire unit is called a block. Without the casing, a sheave by itself is fairly useless.

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Def: Block—A wooden or metal case enclosing one or more pulleys and having a hook, eye, or strap by which it may be attached.

And pulley is an alternate word that means sheave.

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Define: Pulley—The common, or layman's term for a grooved wheel. See Sheave.

Duh...
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