HyperDic: simple_machine

English > 1 sense of the expression simple machine:
NOUNartifactsimple machine, machinea device for overcoming resistance at one point by applying force at some other point
English > simple machine: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA device for overcoming resistance at one point by applying force at some other point.
Synonymmachine
Narrowerinclined planeA simple machine for elevating objects
leverA simple machine that gives a mechanical advantage when given a fulcrum
pulley, pulley-block, pulley block, blockA 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
wheelA simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines)
Broadermechanical devicemechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
Spanishmáquina, máquina simple
Catalanmàquina

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