Meaning of WHEEL AND AXLE in English

WHEEL AND AXLE

Function: noun

Date: 1759

: a mechanical device consisting of a grooved wheel turned by a cord or chain with a rigidly attached axle (as for winding up a weight) together with the supporting standards

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