from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In machinery, same as band-pulley.
  • n. A small wheel with a grooved face or rim, driven by a round belt or cord; also, a wheel round which a band-saw turns.
  • n. The large wooden pulley of a well-boring rig: it is driven by a belt from the engine, and in turn drives the bull-wheel, the sand-pump reel, and the working-beam. See oil-derrick.


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