Guide pulley
Guide Guide, n. [OE. giae, F. guide, It. guida. See {Guide}, v. t.] 1. A person who leads or directs another in his way or course, as in a strange land; one who exhibits points of interest to strangers; a conductor; also, that which guides; a guidebook. [1913 Webster]

2. One who, or that which, directs another in his conduct or course of life; a director; a regulator. [1913 Webster]

He will be our guide, even unto death. --Ps. xlviii. 14. [1913 Webster]

3. Any contrivance, especially one having a directing edge, surface, or channel, for giving direction to the motion of anything, as water, an instrument, or part of a machine, or for directing the hand or eye, as of an operator; as: (a) (Water Wheels) A blade or channel for directing the flow of water to the wheel buckets. (b) (Surgery) A grooved director for a probe or knife. (c) (Printing) A strip or device to direct the compositor's eye to the line of copy he is setting. [1913 Webster]

4. (Mil.) A noncommissioned officer or soldier placed on the directing flank of each subdivision of a column of troops, or at the end of a line, to mark the pivots, formations, marches, and alignments in tactics. --Farrow. [1913 Webster]

{Guide bar} (Mach.), the part of a steam engine on which the crosshead slides, and by which the motion of the piston rod is kept parallel to the cylinder, being a substitute for the parallel motion; -- called also {guide}, and {slide bar}.

{Guide block} (Steam Engine), a block attached in to the crosshead to work in contact with the guide bar.

{Guide meridian}. (Surveying) See under {Meridian}.

{Guide pile} (Engin.), a pile driven to mark a place, as a point to work to.

{Guide pulley} (Mach.), a pulley for directing or changing the line of motion of belt; an idler. --Knight.

{Guide rail} (Railroads), an additional rail, between the others, gripped by horizontal driving wheels on the locomotive, as a means of propulsion on steep gradients. [1913 Webster]


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  • Guide — Guide, n. [OE. giae, F. guide, It. guida. See {Guide}, v. t.] 1. A person who leads or directs another in his way or course, as in a strange land; one who exhibits points of interest to strangers; a conductor; also, that which guides; a guidebook …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • guide — Guide, n. [OE. giae, F. guide, It. guida. See {Guide}, v. t.] 1. A person who leads or directs another in his way or course, as in a strange land; one who exhibits points of interest to strangers; a conductor; also, that which guides; a guidebook …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Guide bar — Guide Guide, n. [OE. giae, F. guide, It. guida. See {Guide}, v. t.] 1. A person who leads or directs another in his way or course, as in a strange land; one who exhibits points of interest to strangers; a conductor; also, that which guides; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Guide block — Guide Guide, n. [OE. giae, F. guide, It. guida. See {Guide}, v. t.] 1. A person who leads or directs another in his way or course, as in a strange land; one who exhibits points of interest to strangers; a conductor; also, that which guides; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Guide meridian — Guide Guide, n. [OE. giae, F. guide, It. guida. See {Guide}, v. t.] 1. A person who leads or directs another in his way or course, as in a strange land; one who exhibits points of interest to strangers; a conductor; also, that which guides; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Guide pile — Guide Guide, n. [OE. giae, F. guide, It. guida. See {Guide}, v. t.] 1. A person who leads or directs another in his way or course, as in a strange land; one who exhibits points of interest to strangers; a conductor; also, that which guides; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Guide rail — Guide Guide, n. [OE. giae, F. guide, It. guida. See {Guide}, v. t.] 1. A person who leads or directs another in his way or course, as in a strange land; one who exhibits points of interest to strangers; a conductor; also, that which guides; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Guide (disambiguation) — Guide may refer to:*People **Guide, a person with specialized knowledge of an area who leads or conducts others, such as a tourist guide, mountain guide, hunting guide, military guide, etc. **Docent, a guide at a museum, university or heritage… …   Wikipedia

  • idle pulley — noun a pulley on a shaft that presses against a guide belt to guide or tighten it • Syn: ↑idler pulley, ↑idle wheel • Hypernyms: ↑pulley, ↑pulley block, ↑pulley block, ↑block * * * Mach. a loose pulley made to press or rest on a belt in order to …   Useful english dictionary

  • idler pulley — noun a pulley on a shaft that presses against a guide belt to guide or tighten it • Syn: ↑idle pulley, ↑idle wheel • Hypernyms: ↑pulley, ↑pulley block, ↑pulley block, ↑block * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

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