Pa"ter*nos`ter (?), n. [L., Our Father.]


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 sinkers.

Paternoster pump, Paternoster wheel, a chain pump; a noria. --
Paternoster while, the space of time required for repeating a paternoster. Udall.


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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.


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