Bur·ton n. Naut. A peculiar tackle, formed of two or more blocks, or pulleys, the weight being suspended to a hook block in the bight of the running part.
n 1: English explorer who with John Speke was the first European
to explore Lake Tanganyika (1821-1890) [syn: Richard
Burton, Sir Richard Burton, Sir Richard Francis
2: Welsh film actor who often co-starred with Elizabeth Taylor
(1925-1984) [syn: Richard Burton]
3: a strong dark English ale