- a flat or cylindrical area on a cam for maintaining a follower in a certain position during part of a cycle.
- a period in a cycle in the operation of a machine or engine during which a given part remains motionless.
Origin of dwell
OTHER WORDS FROM dwelldweller, nounoutdwell, verb (used with object), out·dwelt or out·dwelled, out·dwell·ing.pre·dwell, verb (used without object)
How to use dwell in a sentence
It's enough to make any city dweller run for the hills, for this is modern nature writing at its very finest.
Multiply NBC's status as television's cellar dweller by 10 and you get a rough idea of how the music industry regarded EMI.
Our American cave dweller will discover that no narrow road lies before him but a fate sealed in concrete.
Being a dweller of the trees by birth, Kopee was always sensitive to tree sounds.Kari the Elephant|Dhan Gopal Mukerji
Protection from the cold was also sought in caverns and rock shelters, and for a very long period man remained a cave-dweller.Man And His Ancestor|Charles Morris
Among these pests, the most important to the dweller in a large city is the tussock moth, which destroys our shade trees.A Civic Biology|George William Hunter
Man is a weak and pitiful dweller in a violent world and nothing has done so much to sharpen his wits as fear.Seeing Things at Night|Heywood Broun
She was an inhabitant of the prairie, a dweller in the cabins which stand upon the verge of the hills.