Definitions

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  • n. A machine with three pulleys which act together to raise great weights.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A machine with three pulleys which act together for raising great weights.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A machine with three pulleys acting in connection with each other, for raising great weights.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek "drawn threefold".

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