idle wheel


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idle wheel

idle wheel

n.
1. A gear, wheel, or roller interposed between two similar parts to convey motion from one to the other without change in speed or direction of motion.

idle wheel

n
(General Engineering) a gearwheel interposed between two others to transmit torque without changing the direction of rotation to the velocity ratio. Also called: idler

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n.
a wheel for transmitting power and motion between a driving and a driven part, either by friction or by means of teeth.
[1795–1805]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.idle wheel - a pulley on a shaft that presses against a guide belt to guide or tighten itidle wheel - a pulley on a shaft that presses against a guide belt to guide or tighten it
pulley, pulley block, pulley-block, block - 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
References in classic literature ?
It looked exanimate enough, with its idle wheel looming above the black stream dashed with yellow-white spume, and its cluster of sheds sagging under their white load.
The four-inch idle wheel works with the single cam to provide a smooth draw cycle.