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pulley

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From Old French polie (French: poulie), from Mediaeval Latin poliva.

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pulley

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  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).

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