Bull wire –
- A single wire, often used in conjunction with a ‘lead block’ rigged to move a load sideways off the line of plumb. An example of such a usage is found in dragging cargo loads from the sides of a hold into the hold centre.
- A wire used on a single span topping lift, swinging derrick, to hoist or lower the derrick to the desired position. The bull wire being secured to a ‘union plate’ to work in conjunction with the chain preventor and the down haul of the topping lift span.
Bulldog grip (wire rope grips) – screw clamps designed to join two parts of wire together to form a temporary eye or secure a wire end.