tool identified as a rope tensioner
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ANSWER: D. Rope Tensioner

The aluminum Nite Ize Figure 9 Large allows you to easily snug down a load of cargo without tying a trucker's hitch—and minus all the extra rope it requires. Just follow the laser-engraved directions and you can quickly pull a rope taut or loosen it. Works with rope from to inch in diameter.

About $5.30; Lee Valley Tools
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