from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A particular system of fixed and movable pulleys.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A peculiar combination of pulleys.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A particular combination of pulleys, consisting of a set of sheaves in a fixed block and another set in a movable block to which the weight is attached, with a single rope passing round all the pulleys and fastened by one end at some point in the system.


Italian, a cutting, a pulley, from tagliare ("to cut"). See tailor. (Wiktionary)



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