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Simple machine   /sˈɪmpəl məʃˈin/   Listen
Simple machine

A device for overcoming resistance at one point by applying force at some other point.  Synonym: machine.

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"Simple machine" Quotes from Famous Books

... (see fig. 23). The board is slid in the same way, and anything projecting beyond it cut off. When the under straw-board has become inconveniently scored in the first position, by shifting the lower nail (1) a fresh surface will receive the cuts. Fig. 24 is a representation of a simple machine that I use in my workshop for trimming. The slides A A are adjustable to any width required, and are fixed by the screws B B. The brass-bound straight edge C fits on to slots in A A, and as this, by the adjustment of the slides, can be fixed at any distance from B B, ...
— Bookbinding, and the Care of Books - A handbook for Amateurs, Bookbinders & Librarians • Douglas Cockerell

Words linked to "Simple machine" :   pulley block, wheel, inclined plane, pulley-block, lever, block, pulley, mechanical device

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