trispast

[trahy-spast]
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noun

an ancient hoist or hauling device having three blocks.

Nearby words

  1. trisome,
  2. trisomic,
  3. trisomy,
  4. trisomy 13,
  5. trisomy 21 syndrome,
  6. trispermous,
  7. trisplanchnic,
  8. trist,
  9. tristam,
  10. tristan

Origin of trispast

1700–10; < Latin trispastos having a triple pulley < Greek tríspastos, equivalent to tri- tri- + spas-, stem of spân to draw, pull + -tos verbid suffix

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