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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. 2018.
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  • 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
  • Day after day, week after week, freshly made engines would come sliding down the conveyor belt.

    The Odyssey of Sam Meecham Charles E. Fritch
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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