power takeoff

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

Origin:
1925–30

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Motor fuel or undyed special fuel used for powering auxiliary equipment that is
  powered by the power takeoff.
Retrieval speed can be adjusted by changing the tractor power takeoff speed.
The equipment may be powered by direct drive or a power takeoff.
They would have a power takeoff cable going down to the sea floor, coming
  together at a central junction box.
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