power takeoff


an accessory unit or apparatus attached to an engine-powered machine and powered by the engine. Abbreviation: PTO

Nearby words

  1. power shovel,
  2. power station,
  3. power steering,
  4. power structure,
  5. power supply,
  6. power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely,
  7. power tool,
  8. power train,
  9. power transmission grid,
  10. power trip

Origin of power takeoff

First recorded in 1925–30

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