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

i′dle (or i′dler) wheel`,


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
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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.
He said, most of the civil political governments were indulged in mismanagement, corruption and nepotism with no merit for competent men to come forward while military governments had established discipline in the country but they gave more chance to military personnel to run the affairs of the country making the civil bureaucracy an idle wheel, which created a huge difference between public and martial law governments, resulted in political instability in the country that naturally put the block on economic growth.
The four-inch idle wheel works with the single cam to provide a smooth draw cycle.