Definitions for "Idler"
Keywords:  pulley, roller, sheave, tension, wheel
An idle wheel or pulley. See under Idle.
Same as Idle Wheel.
A pulley used on some belt drives to provide proper belt tension and to eliminate belt vibration.
One who idles; one who spends his time in inaction; a lazy person; a sluggard.
"There are plenty of lazy people and plenty of slowcoaches, but a genuine idler is a rarity," writes idling expert Jerome K. Jerome. "He is not a man who slouches about with his hands in his pockets. On the contrary, his most startling characteristic is that he is always intensely busy." Despite the dictionary definition, then, although the idler might not "work" in any recognizable fashion, he is neither shiftless nor lazy. His energies, having been freed from the merry-go-round of the working life, are channeled into the pursuit of wisdom and pleasure. See: IDLENESS, OTIOSE.
person who does no work; "a lazy bum"
An unloaded flatcar placed before or after a car from which oversize machinery, pipe, or other material projects.
The is the little bit of mechanism which transfers drive to the cassette reel spools. See also the idler page.
a component in a mechanical power transmission system, which simply turns on its shaft without performing any ratio reduction or power transmission, functions.
Keywords:  useless, watch, duties, goes, constant
One who has constant day duties on board ship, and keeps no regular watch.
a watch that wants both hands, As useless if it goes as if it stands
Keywords:  enemy, thinking
a thinking enemy of the state