fan belt


noun

(in automotive vehicles) a belt, driven by the crankshaft of an engine, that turns a fan for drawing cooling air through the radiator.

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Origin of fan belt

First recorded in 1920–25

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British Dictionary definitions for fan belt

fan belt

noun

any belt that drives a fan, esp the belt that drives a cooling fan together with a dynamo or alternator in a car engine
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