conveyor belt


, Machinery.
  1. 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.

conveyor belt


  1. a flexible endless strip of fabric or linked plates driven by rollers and used to transport objects, esp in a factory

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Word History and Origins

Origin of conveyor belt1

First recorded in 1905–10

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Example Sentences

The absence of what at times seemed an endless conveyor belt of conferences, trade shows and awards dinners is now missed by all, particularly those in the ad business.

From Digiday

The machine cuts pieces of brain tissue into 30-nanometer-thick sections, which it then pastes onto a tape conveyor belt.

Her job was to take packages out of the containers and place them on conveyor belts.

TOSHA interviewed more than a dozen workers in the input area and all said they were trained on line calls and safety procedures, including standing with their backs to the conveyor belt when the containers moved.

You’ve got a conveyor belt that’s coming through pretty quickly.

From Time

And it depends on grand juries who act as a conveyor belt, quickly funneling tens of thousands of young Black men into prison.

They are feeding it on to the conveyor belt, a moving rubber belt a couple of feet wide which runs a yard or two behind them.

After the blasting has been done the 'fillers' can tumble the coal out, break it up and shovel it on to the conveyor belt.

Instead of taking me to my punishment, the conveyor belt converted itself into a joy ride.

They then pass through the cracker and thence, by conveyor belt, to the picker.

He puts it over on the table in a little conveyor belt, and the boys wrap it.

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

The agent waved at me, stony-faced, the conveyor belt trundled me outside the dome, and I kicked the weary rocket into life.


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