conveyor belt

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conveyor +‎ belt.


conveyor belt (plural conveyor belts)

  1. A continuous flexible band moved by a series of rollers to transport objects or material from one place to another, especially within a factory or mine.
    Hypernyms: belt, endless belt
    • 1951 June, “Notes and News: The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway”, in Railway Magazine, page 423:
      Some stone was being loaded into standard gauge wagons by means of a portable conveyor belt.
    • 1964 July, “Ford Traffic Won by BR”, in Modern Railways, page 20:
      BR success in establishing this new "Company" train service follows a year's operation of a conveyor-belt traffic in car parts between the Ford plant at Dagenham and the firm's recently-opened £30m Merseyside factory at Halewood, where Ford Corsairs, Capris and Anglias are manufactured.
    • 2022 February 23, “Network News: Conveyor belt to move HS2 earth”, in RAIL, number 951, page 20:
      Buckinghamshire Council has received proposals from HS2 Ltd to install a conveyor belt near Small Dean, Wendover. [...] The conveyor belt would be in place for two years and is estimated to remove the need for some 200 lorries per day.