[ trahy-spast ]
/ ˈtraɪ spæst /
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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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How to use trispast in a sentence
This kind of machinery, revolving with three sheaves, is called a trispast.Ten Books on Architecture|Vitruvius