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conveyor belt

noun, Machinery.
an endless belt or chain, set of rollers, etc., for carrying materials or objects short distances, as from one part of a building to another.
Origin of conveyor belt
First recorded in 1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The agent waved at me, stony-faced, the conveyor belt trundled me outside the dome, and I kicked the weary rocket into life.

    The Risk Profession Donald Edwin Westlake
  • The document was seized and I was bound gagged and thrown onto a conveyor belt.

    Joy Ride Mark Meadows
  • He popped out of a doorway, blinking foolishly; and overhead the guards at the conveyor belt were screaming at him.

    The Knights of Arthur Frederik Pohl
  • A crude affair, a conveyor belt system, running at a steady seventy-five miles per hour, carrying only ore and freight.

    Consignment Alan E. Nourse
  • Instead of taking me to my punishment, the conveyor belt converted itself into a joy ride.

    Joy Ride Mark Meadows
  • They then pass through the cracker and thence, by conveyor belt, to the picker.

  • We can get down the fire escape, and the hatch to the conveyor belt is only half a block away.

    Null-ABC Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
British Dictionary definitions for conveyor belt

conveyor belt

a flexible endless strip of fabric or linked plates driven by rollers and used to transport objects, esp in a factory
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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