Definition of Tightener

1. n. That which tightens; specifically (Mach.), a tightening pulley.



Definition of Tightener

1. Noun. Something used to tighten. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tightener

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tightener

tight lips
tight loop
tight loops
tight money
tight rope
tight ship
tight ships
tight spot
tighten
tighten one's belt
tighten the purse strings
tighten up
tightened
tightener (current term)
tighteners
tightening
tightening your braces
tighteningly
tightenings
tightens
tighter
tighters
tightest
tightfisted
tightfistedness
tightfitting
tighthead

Literary usage of Tightener

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1. Vehicles of the Air: A Popular Exposition of Modern Aeronautics with Working by Victor Lougheed (1910)
"N is a clip for clamping wooden hars together, and O it a wire tightener, similar to that in Figure 183, the application of which does not ..."

2. Vehicles of the Air: A Popular Exposition of Modern Aeronautics with Working by Victor Lougheed (1910)
"N is a cllp for clamping wooden hars together, and O is a wire tightener, ... and in Figure 183 a wire tightener that avoids cutting the wire. ..."

3. Rope-driving: A Treatise on the Transmission of Power by Means of Fibrous Ropes by John Joseph Flather (1900)
"As the rope leaves the fly-wheel at the left-hand side it runs over an idler, and from thence to a tension-pulley, or tightener, which is suspended in such ..."

4. Details of Practical Mining edited by Lee O. Kellogg (1916)
"Automatic Belt tightener (By JR McFarland).—An unusual automatic belt tightener providing a new use for worn-out stoping drills was devised by CC Griggs, ..."

5. Proceedings of National Convention (1919)
"tightener, for she enwrapped and devoured everyone who could not answer her riddle, but was herself doomed to perish the moment the true answer was given. ..."

6. Handbook of Milling Details (1914)
"Belt tighteners Belt tightener for Bucket Elevators (By J. Frank Haley).—Details of a belt tightener used at the mill of the Big Three Mining Co., ..."

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