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power takeoff

Syllabification: pow·er take·off

Definition of power takeoff in English:

noun

A device that transfers mechanical power from an engine to another piece of equipment, especially on a tractor or similar vehicle.
Example sentences
  • The third resolution is to vow never to operate a tractor with an uncovered power take-off shaft.
  • Unknown to him, a power take-off bearing in the engine had failed, making complete loss of oil pressure imminent.
  • He hooks them up to a power take-off on one of his tractors.

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