pulley

(redirected from Fixed pulley)
Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Fixed pulley: Movable pulley
  • noun

Synonyms for pulley

a simple machine consisting of a wheel with a groove in which a rope can run to change the direction or point of application of a force applied to the rope

References in periodicals archive ?
Answers: 1) The direction of force on the fixed pulley is down.
This can be done by increasing the number of wheels or rope segments used in the pulley system, or by using moveable pulleys alone, or in combination with fixed pulleys.