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conveyor belt

noun, Machinery
1.
an endless belt or chain, set of rollers, etc., for carrying materials or objects short distances, as from one part of a building to another.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10
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Examples from the web for conveyor belt
  • It was rigged with a leather conveyor belt that kept the fabric moving as it was being sewn.
  • Hands-on activities include cow milking and conveyor belt work.
  • The bag butterflies into two sections on the conveyor belt: the main pack and the padded computer sleeve.
  • The crushed rock falls onto a conveyor belt, which carries it to ships queuing up in the nearby harbour.
  • Air jets are then activated to push particular items from one conveyor belt to another, or into a bin.
  • At the fulfillment center recently, one employee skated unsteadily down an aisle as the conveyor belt sat quietly.
  • The simulated environment comes complete with robot arms for lifting packages off a conveyor belt and placing them on pallets.
  • After twenty minutes, each panel is laid on the dishwasher's conveyor belt and run through a scalding steam bath.
  • It rolls a few feet along a green conveyor belt, and stops.
  • Nearby, a ball on a conveyor belt continually climbs another ramp and then knocks down sets of newly manufactured pins.
British Dictionary definitions for conveyor belt

conveyor belt

noun
1.
a flexible endless strip of fabric or linked plates driven by rollers and used to transport objects, esp in a factory
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