Tightening pulley
Tighten Tight"en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tightened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tightening}.] To draw tighter; to straiten; to make more close in any manner. [1913 Webster]

Just where I please, with tightened rein I'll urge thee round the dusty plain. --Fawkes. [1913 Webster]

{Tightening pulley} (Mach.), a pulley which rests, or is forced, against a driving belt to tighten it. [1913 Webster]


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  • Tightening — Tighten Tight en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tightened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tightening}.] To draw tighter; to straiten; to make more close in any manner. [1913 Webster] Just where I please, with tightened rein I ll urge thee round the dusty plain. Fawkes …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Tighten — Tight en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tightened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tightening}.] To draw tighter; to straiten; to make more close in any manner. [1913 Webster] Just where I please, with tightened rein I ll urge thee round the dusty plain. Fawkes. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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