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idle pulley

or idler pulley

noun, Machinery.
1.
a loose pulley made to press or rest on a belt in order to tighten or guide it.
Also called idle wheel.
Origin of idle pulley
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-1890
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British Dictionary definitions for idle pulley

idle pulley

noun
1.
a freely rotating trolley used to control the tension or direction of a belt Also called idler
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