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trispast

[trahy-spast] /ˈtraɪ spæst/
noun
1.
an ancient hoist or hauling device having three blocks.
Origin
1700-1710
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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