Meaning of fairlead
Pronunciation: (fâr'lēd"), [key]
- a pulley, thimble, etc., used to guide a rope forming part of the rigging of a ship, crane, etc., in such a way as to prevent chafing.
- (on power shovels or cranes) a swiveling mounting for sheaves, over which cables pass.
- fairlead (Thesaurus)