pulley

Part of speech: noun

A wheel for transmitting power by means of a cord or belt.

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Usage examples "pulley":

  1. The block shifter was ready with his pulley, and the gypsy tender was gathering down wood. - "Unexplored!", Allen Chaffee.
  2. For the first few days I had an idea Mr. Robert was the pulley that carried the big belt, and that when he stopped there was a general shut down. - "Torchy", Sewell Ford.
  3. There are also shown to- day marks of the pulley through which ran the cords to raise and lower the shutter. - "Historic Homes", Mary H. Northend.