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1. 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.

Synonyms

  • pulley block
  • idle pulley
  • block and tackle
  • block
  • simple machine
  • idler pulley
  • bollock
  • machine
  • fairlead
  • idle wheel
  • bullock block

Antonyms

  • free
  • natural object
  • unstuff
  • show

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Words that Rhyme with Idler Pulley

  • wooly
  • woolly
  • woolley
  • wooley
  • fully
  • bully

Example sentences of the word idler-pulley


1. Noun Phrase
Put the idler pulley back on if you had to remove it in step three.

2. Noun Phrase
Come up and over the water pump and under the idler pulley back to the camshaft.

3. Noun Phrase
The idler pulley is under the left side of the drum.

4. Noun Phrase
Tighten all of the bolts on the idler pulley until they are snug and secure.

2. pulley

noun. ['ˈpʊli'] 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.

Synonyms

  • idle pulley
  • block and tackle
  • block
  • simple machine
  • idler pulley
  • bollock
  • pulley-block
  • machine
  • fairlead
  • idle wheel
  • bullock block

Antonyms

  • free
  • natural object
  • unstuff
  • show

Etymology

  • polley (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. idler

noun. ['ˈaɪdəlɝ, ˈaɪdlɝ'] person who does no work.

Synonyms

  • drone
  • poke
  • slacker
  • trailer
  • mope
  • loon
  • sunbather
  • woolgatherer
  • laggard
  • lazybones
  • spiv
  • clock watcher
  • sluggard
  • good-for-nothing
  • slugabed
  • whittler
  • lagger
  • shirker
  • dallier
  • lie-abed
  • goof-off
  • daydreamer
  • slug
  • do-nothing
  • nonworker
  • dillydallier
  • loafer
  • ne'er-do-well
  • no-account
  • lounger
  • dilly-dallier
  • dawdler
  • goldbrick
  • layabout
  • bum
  • trifler
  • couch potato

Antonyms

  • valuable
  • stand still
  • fast
  • work

Etymology

  • -er (English)
  • -er (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • idle (English)
  • idel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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