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pinch roller

noun
1.
a flexible device that presses magnetic tape against the capstan in a tape recorder.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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  • Each winch has an incremental encoder attached to a pinch roller system that is in constant contact with the mechanical cable.

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