from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. certain simple instruments, such as the lever and its modifications (the wheel and axle and the pulley), the inclined plane with its modifications (the screw and the wedge), which convert a small force acting through a great space into a great force acting through a small space, or vice versa, and are used separately or in combination.
- n. See under Mechanical.
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