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trispast

[trahy-spast]
noun
  1. an ancient hoist or hauling device having three blocks.
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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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Historical Examples

  • This kind of machinery, revolving with three sheaves, is called a trispast.

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