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Pronunciation:  'peytur'nâstur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (British) a type of lift having a chain of open compartments that move continually in a loop so that (agile) passengers can step on or off at each floor
  2. [n]  (Roman Catholic) the Lord's Prayer in Latin; translates as"our father"

PATERNOSTER is a 11 letter word that starts with P.


 See Also: elevator, lift, Lord's Prayer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pa"ter*nos`ter\, n. (Mining)
    An elevator of an inclined endless traveling chain or belt
    bearing buckets or shelves which ascend on one side loaded,
    and empty themselves at the top.
  2. \Pa"ter*nos`ter\, n. [L., Our Father.]
    1. The Lord's prayer, so called from the first two words of
       the Latin version.
    2. (Arch.) A beadlike ornament in moldings.
    3. (Angling) A line with a row of hooks and bead?shaped
    {Paternoster pump}, {Paternoster wheel}, a chain pump; a
    {Paternoster while}, the space of time required for repeating
       a paternoster. --Udall.
Thesaurus Terms
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