idler

[ ahyd-ler ]
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noun
  1. a person who passes time in a lazy or unproductive way.

  2. Machinery. an idle gear, wheel, or pulley.

  1. Railroads. an empty freight car placed under the projecting end of a long object carried by the next car, so that the latter can be connected with another part of the train.

  2. Nautical. day man (def. 2).

Origin of idler

1
First recorded in 1525–35; idle + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for idler

idler

/ (ˈaɪdlə) /


noun
  1. a person who idles

  2. another name for idle pulley, idle wheel

  1. nautical a ship's crew member, such as a carpenter, sailmaker, etc, whose duties do not include standing regular watches

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