power takeoff

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

Origin of power takeoff

First recorded in 1925–30

Words Nearby power takeoff

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How to use power takeoff in a sentence

  • A heavy shaft emerged through openings on opposite sides, probably the power takeoff for the wheels.

    The Ethical Engineer | Henry Maxwell Dempsey