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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A wheel with a grooved rim used with a rope or chain to lift heavy objects.

Usage examples (33)
  • They used a pulley and a chain to lift the engine from the car.
  • Fixed to the pulley was a long rope, which was hand-held.
  • Across the batten hung a pulley and over the pulley was a rope.
  • It worked on a principle called the pulley-and-counter-weight principle. for more
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