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PULLEY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pulley mean? 

PULLEY (noun)
  The noun PULLEY has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: PULLEY used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PULLEY (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

pulley; pulley-block; block

Hypernyms ("pulley" is a kind of...):

machine; simple machine (a device for overcoming resistance at one point by applying force at some other point)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pulley"):

bollock; bullock block (a pulley-block at the head of a topmast)

fairlead (a pulley-block used to guide a rope forming part of a ship's rigging to avoid chafing)

idle pulley; idle wheel; idler pulley (a pulley on a shaft that presses against a guide belt to guide or tighten it)

Holonyms ("pulley" is a part of...):

block and tackle (pulley blocks with associated rope or cable)


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