polyspast definition

  • noun:
    • A machine composed of many pulleys
    • A machine of many pulleys, previously used to decrease dislocation
    • A windlass with many pulleys and truckles
    • a device comprising numerous pulleys; specifically, an apparatus previously useful for decreasing luxations.
    • a device comprising a mixture of pulleys, useful for raising heavy loads: a phrase formerly utilized by authors on mechanics.
    • An apparatus of the identical character previously used in surgery to cut back dislocations.

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