Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A purchase with five pulleys.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An engine with five pulleys.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • When there are two sheaves turning in the block beneath and three in the upper, the machine is termed a pentaspast.

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