A simple machine consisting essentially of a wheel with a grooved rim in which a pulled rope or chain can run to change the direction of the pull and thereby lift a load.
A system or device, such as a computer, that performs or assists in the performance of a human task:
The definition of a lever is a bar used to control a machine.
A larger wheel or pulley that is fixed to a shaft, a smaller wheel or pulley, or a drum, to increase mechanical advantage or speed: the wheels are often grooved and operated like pulleys
A plane set at an angle to the horizontal, especially a simple machine used to raise or lower a load by rolling or sliding.
Find another word for simple-machine. In this page you can discover 5 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for simple-machine, like: pulley, machine, lever, wheel-and-axle and inclined-plane.