Trispast
Trispast Tri"spast, Trispaston Tri*spas"ton, n. [NL. trispaston, fr. Gr. ? drawn threefold; ? (see {Tri-}) + ? to draw.] (Mech.) A machine with three pulleys which act together for raising great weights. --Brande & C. [1913 Webster]

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  • Trispast — (v. gr.), Hebemaschine mit drei Rollen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Trispást — (grch.), dreifacher Flaschenzug …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Trispast — Trispast, griech. deutsch, dreifacher Flaschenzug …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • trispast — /truy spast/, n. an ancient hoist or hauling device having three blocks. [1700 10; < L trispastos having a triple pulley < Gk tríspastos, equiv. to tri TRI + spas , s. of spân to draw, pull + tos verbid suffix] * * * …   Universalium

  • trispast — /truy spast/, n. an ancient hoist or hauling device having three blocks. [1700 10; < L trispastos having a triple pulley < Gk tríspastos, equiv. to tri TRI + spas , s. of spân to draw, pull + tos verbid suffix] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Trispaston — Trispast Tri spast, Trispaston Tri*spas ton, n. [NL. trispaston, fr. Gr. ? drawn threefold; ? (see {Tri }) + ? to draw.] (Mech.) A machine with three pulleys which act together for raising great weights. Brande & C. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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