noun, plural pul·leys.
Origin of pulley
Related formspul·ley·less, adjective
Examples from the Web for pulley
So we had to have a pulley system where he was lowered on cables.Rob Reiner on the State of Romcoms, ‘The Princess Bride’s’ Alternate Ending, and the Red Viper|Marlow Stern|July 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bullock died while attempting to fix one of the presses in 1867: After it became stuck, he tried to kick a belt onto a pulley.
A purchase is obtained by throwing a pulley and rope over a nearby jack-pine, and the boat is pulled out bodily from the water.The New North|Agnes Deans Cameron
They washed in a copper bucket that hung beside a pulley well.The Lee Shore|Rose Macaulay
Formerly a bucket was lowered by means of a pulley to bring up the rainwater that had been gathered from the roof of the house.The Three Eyes|Maurice Leblanc
The resulting friction of the rope on the pulley increases the load.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various
The pulley is provided with a friction clutch operated by the treadle, shown.Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II|Joshua Rose