pulley
noun (plural pulleys) Etymology: Middle English poley, pully, from Anglo-French pulie, probably ultimately from Greek polos axis, pole — more at pole Date: 14th century 1. a sheave or small wheel with a grooved rim and with or without the block in which it runs used singly with a rope or chain to change the direction and point of application of a pulling force and in various combinations to increase the applied force especially for lifting weights 2. a pulley or pulleys with ropes to form a tackle that constitutes one of the simple machines 3. a wheel used to transmit power by means of a band, belt, cord, rope, or chain passing over its rim

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  • Pulley — Pul ley, n.; pl. {Pulleys}. [F. poulie, perhaps of Teutonic origin (cf. {Poll}, v. t.); but cf. OE. poleine, polive, pulley, LL. polanus, and F. poulain, properly, a colt, fr. L. pullus young animal, foal (cf. {Pullet}, {Foal}). For the change of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pulley — ist eine US amerikanische Melodic Hardcore Band aus Kalifornien. Sie sind seit der Gründung Anfang der 1990er Jahre bei dem Plattenlabel Epitaph Records unter Vertrag. Musikalisch bieten sie seit jeher Punkrock, wobei Pulleys Art von Punkrock… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pulley — est un groupe de punk rock américain fondé en 1996 en Californie par Scott Radinsky, ancien chanteur de Ten Foot Pole et star de baseball : il a joué onze ans en MLB avec les White Sox de Chicago, les Indians de Cleveland, les Dodgers de Los …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Pulley — Pul ley, v. t. To raise or lift by means of a pulley. [R.] Howell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pulley — The noun has the plural form pulleys, and the verb (meaning ‘to work with a pulley’) has inflected forms pulleys, pulleyed, pulleying …   Modern English usage

  • pulley — early 14c., from O.Fr. polie (mid 12c.), from M.L. poliva, from Medieval Gk. *polidia, pl. of *polidion little pivot, dim. of Gk. polos pivot, axis (see POLE (Cf. pole) (2)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • pulley — ► NOUN (pl. pulleys) ▪ a wheel with a grooved rim around which a rope, chain, or belt passes, used to raise heavy weights. ORIGIN Old French polie, probably ultimately from Greek polos pivot, axis …   English terms dictionary

  • pulley — [pool′ē] n. pl. pulleys [ME poley < OFr polie < ML poleia < poledia < MGr * polidion, dim. of polos, pivot, windlass, axis: see WHEEL] 1. a small fixed wheel, sometimes turning in a block, with a grooved rim in which a rope or chain… …   English World dictionary

  • Pulley — For the band, see Pulley (band). For the village, see Pulley, Shropshire. For the American photographer, see Gerald P. Pulley. Pulley Pulleys on a ship. In this context, pulleys are usually known as blocks. Classification …   Wikipedia

  • pulley — [1] A grooved wheel carrying a string, rope, chain, or belt which turns the wheel. [2] Flat wheel with a V groove. When attached to a drive and drive members, the pulley provides a means for driving the compressor. See camshaft pulley crankshaft… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • pulley — pulleyless, adj. /pool ee/, n., pl. pulleys. 1. a wheel, with a grooved rim for carrying a line, that turns in a frame or block and serves to change the direction of or to transmit force, as when one end of the line is pulled to raise a weight at …   Universalium

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