idle pulley


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

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Mach.
a loose pulley made to press or rest on a belt in order to tighten or guide it. Also, idler pulley. Also called idle wheel.
[1885-1890]

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idle pulley noun
A pulley which rotates freely and guides, or controls the tension of, a belt (also iˈdler)
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Main Entry:idle

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idle pulley,
a pulley running loosely on a shaft to take up the slack on a belt or to disengage the pulley drive from its load.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Idle pulley — Idle I dle, a. [Compar. {Idler}; superl. {Idlest}.] [OE. idel, AS. [=i]del vain, empty, useless; akin to OS. [=i]dal, D. ijdel, OHG. [=i]tal vain, empty, mere, G. eitel, Dan. & Sw. idel mere, pure, and prob. to Gr. ? clear, pure, ? to burn. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • idle pulley — Mach. a loose pulley made to press or rest on a belt in order to tighten or guide it. Also, idler pulley. Also called idle wheel. [1885 1890] * * * …   Universalium

  • idle pulley — i′dle (or i′dler) pul ley n. mac a loose pulley made to press or rest on a belt in order to tighten or guide it • Etymology: 1885–1890 …   From formal English to slang

  • Idle — I dle, a. [Compar. {Idler}; superl. {Idlest}.] [OE. idel, AS. [=i]del vain, empty, useless; akin to OS. [=i]dal, D. ijdel, OHG. [=i]tal vain, empty, mere, G. eitel, Dan. & Sw. idel mere, pure, and prob. to Gr. ? clear, pure, ? to burn. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Idle wheel — Idle I dle, a. [Compar. {Idler}; superl. {Idlest}.] [OE. idel, AS. [=i]del vain, empty, useless; akin to OS. [=i]dal, D. ijdel, OHG. [=i]tal vain, empty, mere, G. eitel, Dan. & Sw. idel mere, pure, and prob. to Gr. ? clear, pure, ? to burn. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • pulley block — noun 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 • Syn: ↑pulley, ↑pulley block, ↑block • Hypernyms: ↑machine, ↑simple machine •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pulley-block — noun 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 • Syn: ↑pulley, ↑pulley block, ↑block • Hypernyms: ↑machine, ↑simple machine •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • idle wheel — Mach. 1. a wheel for transmitting power and motion between a driving and a driven part, either by friction or by means of teeth. 2. See idle pulley. [1795 1805] * * * …   Universalium

  • In idle — Idle I dle, a. [Compar. {Idler}; superl. {Idlest}.] [OE. idel, AS. [=i]del vain, empty, useless; akin to OS. [=i]dal, D. ijdel, OHG. [=i]tal vain, empty, mere, G. eitel, Dan. & Sw. idel mere, pure, and prob. to Gr. ? clear, pure, ? to burn. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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