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noun 
  1. One of the simple machines; a wheel with a grooved rim in which a pulled rope or chain will lift an object (more useful when two or more pulleys are used together such that a small force moving through a greater distance can exert a larger force through a smaller distance).
Translations: 
  • Dutch: katrol
  • French: poulie
  • German: Rolle
  • Spanish: polea
Etymology: From polie (French: poulie), from poliva.


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