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pul·ley

 (po͝ol′ē)
n. pl. pul·leys
1. A simple machine consisting essentially of a wheel with a grooved rim in which a pulled rope or chain can run to change the direction of the pull and thereby lift a load.
2. A wheel turned by or driving a belt.

[Middle English poley, from Old French polie and from Medieval Latin poliva, both ultimately from Greek polos, axis; see kwel- in Indo-European roots.]

pulley

(ˈpʊlɪ)
n
1. (Mechanical Engineering) a wheel with a grooved rim in which a rope, chain, or belt can run in order to change the direction or point of application of a force applied to the rope, etc
2. (Mechanical Engineering) a number of such wheels pivoted in parallel in a block, used to raise heavy loads
3. (Mechanical Engineering) a wheel with a flat, convex, or grooved rim mounted on a shaft and driven by or driving a belt passing around it
[C14 poley, from Old French polie, from Vulgar Latin polidium (unattested), apparently from Late Greek polidion (unattested) a little pole, from Greek polos axis]

pul•ley

(ˈpʊl i)

n., pl. -leys.
1. a wheel for supporting, guiding, or transmitting force to or from a moving rope or cable that rides in a groove in its edge.
2. a combination of such wheels in a block, or of such wheels or blocks in a tackle, to increase the force applied.
[1275–1325; Middle English poley, puly < Middle French polie « Medieval Greek *polídion little pivot]

pul·ley

(po͝ol′ē)
A simple machine consisting of a wheel over which a pulled rope or chain runs to change the direction of the pull used for lifting a load. Combinations of two or more pulleys working together reduce the force needed to lift a load. See also block and tackle.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pulley - 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 ropepulley - 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
block and tackle - pulley blocks with associated rope or cable
bullock block, bollock - a pulley-block at the head of a topmast
fairlead - a pulley-block used to guide a rope forming part of a ship's rigging to avoid chafing
idle pulley, idle wheel, idler pulley - a pulley on a shaft that presses against a guide belt to guide or tighten it
simple machine, machine - a device for overcoming resistance at one point by applying force at some other point
Translations
بَكَرَه
kladka
trisse
csiga1
talía, blökk; trissa
skridinys
trīsis
kladka
makarapalanga

pulley

[ˈpʊlɪ] Npolea f

pulley

[ˈpʊli] npoulie fpull-in [ˈpʊlɪn] (British) pull-off [ˈpʊlɒf] (US) nparking m

pulley

n (= wheel)Rolle f; (= block)Flaschenzug m; (= hospital apparatus)Streckapparat m

pulley

[ˈpʊlɪ] npuleggia, carrucola

pulley

(ˈpuli) noun
a wheel over which a rope etc can pass in order to lift heavy objects.

pul·ley

n. polea.
References in classic literature ?
If the injustice has a spring, or a pulley, or a rope, or a crank, exclusively for itself, then perhaps you may consider whether the remedy will not be worse than the evil; but if it is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then I say, break the law.
One of the sailors leaped on shore, a cord creaked as it ran through a pulley, and Dantes guessed they were at the end of the voyage, and that they were mooring the boat.
A dozen average women would need the weight and strength of more than a dozen strong heavy men even over the best pulley hung to the roof over them; and the idea of pulling them up by a rope hung anyhow round a pillar [Greek] is absurdly impossible; and how a dozen of them could be hung dangling round one post is a problem which a senior wrangler would be puzzled to answer.
Do I look as if I had the lower end of a pulley fastened to my chin?
She had not contented herself with opening the door from above by the usual arrangement of a creaking pulley, though she had looked down at me first from an upper window, dropping the inevitable challenge which in Italy precedes the hospitable act.
The matter was so prearranged that it is my belief that they brought with them some sort of block or pulley which might serve as a gallows.
When I had grown to sufficient size, I was required to go to the "big house" at meal-times to fan the flies from the table by means of a large set of paper fans operated by a pulley.
Van Baerle, therefore, had devised a contrivance, a sort of pulley, by means of which he was able to lower or to raise his jug below the ledge of tiles and stone before his window.
Thus speaking, he led the way up the ladder; and hastily closing the window-shutter of the room into which it led, lowered a lantern which hung at the end of a rope and pulley passed through one of the heavy beams in the ceiling: and which cast a dim light upon an old table and three chairs that were placed beneath it.
It is said that two years ago a stranger let himself down from the top of it with ropes and pulleys, and painted all over it, in blue letters bigger than those in Schiller's name, these words:
For, the time was to come, when the gaunt scarecrows of that region should have watched the lamplighter, in their idleness and hunger, so long, as to conceive the idea of improving on his method, and hauling up men by those ropes and pulleys, to flare upon the darkness of their condition.
Nine hundred of the strongest men were employed to draw up these cords, by many pulleys fastened on the poles; and thus, in less than three hours, I was raised and slung into the engine, and there tied fast.