tensioner
noun see tension II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Tensioner — A tensioner is a device that applies a force to an object to maintain it in tension. Often the amount of force is adjustable. There are tensioners for applying a tensioning force to drive belts and chains, fibers and bolts. One type of tensioner… …   Wikipedia

  • tensioner — A device designed to maintain the tension of a belt or chain. See belt tensioner chain tensioner seat belt tensioner timing belt tensioner …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • tensioner — noun Any device that maintains or applies tension …   Wiktionary

  • Tensioner — Устройство для натяжения ленты …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • tensioner — ten·sion·er …   English syllables

  • tensioner — ch(ə)nə(r) noun ( s) Etymology: tension (II) + er : tension I 5 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Marine riser tensioner — A marine riser tensioner is a device used on an offshore drilling vessel which provides a near constant upward force on the drilling riser independent of the movement of the floating drill vessel. Aker Kvaerner MH Marine Riser Tensioner (MRT) The …   Wikipedia

  • Guideline tensioner — A guideline tensioner is a device used on an offshore oil drilling rig or ship which keeps a positive pulling force in the guidelines, going from the vessel to a template on the floor, independent of the movement of the drill rig or drill… …   Wikipedia

  • Conductor tensioner — A conductor tensioner unit is installed on an offshore jackup rig to apply upward tension on the conductor. The conductor tensioner is installed into the conductor deck and is usually removable in order to protect the unit during transit. The… …   Wikipedia

  • belt tensioner — A device consisting of an idler pulley which is usually located between the drive and driven pulleys. It can be adjusted to increase the tension on the belt. See seat belt tensioner timing belt tensioner …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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