Pulley, 2012, acrylic on paper, 21 x 30 cm
pulley: / 'pʊli/
Definition of pulley
noun (plural pulleys)
a wheel with a grooved rim around which a cord passes, which act to change the direction of a force applied to the cord and is used to raise heavy weights.
a wheel or drum fixed on a shaft and turned by a belt, used for the application or transmission of power.
Origin: Middle English: from Old French polie, probably from a medieval Greek diminutive of polos 'pivot,axis'
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