how to pronounce pulley


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pulley is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of pulley


  1. One of the simple machines; a sheave, a wheel with a grooved rim, in which a pulled rope or chain lifts an object (more useful when two or more pulleys are used together, as in a block and tackle arrangement, such that a small force moving through a greater distance can exert a larger force through a smaller distance).


  1. To raise or lift by means of a pulley.


  1. A surname​.

pulley frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word pulley occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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