Definitions of pulley

  1. a simple machine consisting of a wheel with a groove in which a rope can run to change the direction or point of application of a force applied to the rope Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. To raise or lift by means of a pulley. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. A small wheel turning about an axis and having a grooved rim in which a rope works: used in lifting weights, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Wheel with a groove in which a cord runs. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. A wheel for transmitting power by means of a cord or belt. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. A small wheel with a groove on the rim, turning on a pin in a block for a running cord; one of the great mechanical powers. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. One of the six mechanical powers, consisting of a wheel turning on an axis, on which a rope or chain runs in a groove. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for pulley

  1. Her father alone was familiar with the face hidden behind that covering which he had put up with his own hands,- fastening it by means of a spring pulley which in its turn was secured to the wall by lock and key. – God's Good Man by Marie Corelli
  2. The cow- punch, he crawled up to the peak of the roof with a pulley made it fast and passed Mr. Troy's line through it. – Red Saunders' Pets and Other Critters by Henry Wallace Phillips