pulley Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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pulleynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈpʊl.i/
a ​piece of ​equipment for ​movingheavyobjects up or down, consisting of a ​smallwheel over which a ​rope or ​chainattached to the ​object can be ​easilyraised or ​lowered: The ​blocks of ​stone had to be ​lifted into ​position with a ​system of pulleys.
(Definition of pulley from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pulleynoun [C]

 us   /ˈpʊl·i/
a ​piece of ​equipment for ​movingheavyobjects up or down, consisting of a ​smallwheel over which a ​rope or ​chainattached to the ​object can be ​easilypulled or ​releasedslowly
(Definition of pulley from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pulley”
in Spanish polea…
in Vietnamese cái ròng rọc…
in Malaysian kapi…
in Thai รอก…
in French poulie…
in German die Rolle…
in Chinese (Simplified) (用于搬运重物的)滑车,滑轮…
in Turkish makara, palanga…
in Russian шкив, блок…
in Indonesian kerekan…
in Chinese (Traditional) (用於搬運重物的)滑車,滑輪…
in Polish blok, wyciąg…
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