from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An anatomical structure that resembles a pulley, especially the part of the distal end of the humerus that articulates with the ulna.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Structure resembling a pulley, typically in reference to the area connecting the upper and lower arm.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A pulley.
- n. A pulley, or a structure resembling a pulley
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anatomy and zoology, a pulley or pulley-like arrangement of parts, affording a smooth surface upon which another part glides.
Latin, system of pulleys, from Greek trokhileia; akin to trekhein, to run.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Greek trokhileia. (Wiktionary)