noun, plural pul·leys.
Origin of pulley
Examples from the Web for pulley
Contemporary Examples of 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
July 27, 2014
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.The Segway Disaster and Other Deadly Inventions
The Daily Beast
September 27, 2010
Historical Examples of pulley
Some of these devices are, the wedge, the screw, the pulley and the inclined plane.
In the drawing (A) is the shaft, with a pulley (A), which turns in the direction of the arrow (B).
It is drawn up and let down by a cord passing over a pulley.The Teacher
A pulley over the vat to draw out the rod or net is convenient.Vegetable Dyes
Ethel M. Mairet
The next operation was the reeving of the ropes over the wheels of the pulley.The Plant Hunters
Word Origin for pulley
late 13c., from Old French polie, pulie "pulley, windlass" (12c.) and directly from Medieval Latin poliva, puliva, probably from Medieval Greek *polidia, plural of *polidion "little pivot," diminutive of Greek polos "pivot, axis" (see pole (n.2)). As a verb from 1590s.