fan belt

fan belt
noun
a belt driven by the crankshaft that drives a fan that pulls air through the radiator
Hypernyms: ↑belt
Part Holonyms: ↑cooling system, ↑engine cooling system

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(in automotive vehicles) a belt, driven by the crankshaft of an engine, that turns a fan for drawing cooling air through the radiator.
[1920-25]

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fan belt noun
(in motor vehicles) a continuous belt that drives the alternator and the cooling fan for the radiator
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Main Entry:fan

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fan belt UK US noun [countable] [singular fan belt plural fan belts]
a belt in a car engine that operates a fan that prevents the engine from getting too hot
Thesaurus: equipment and systems in cars and other road vehicleshyponym

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fan belt,
a reinforced rubber belt behind the radiator of an automobile engine that is rotated by the crankshaft and serves to turn the generator and radiator fan.

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n. (in a motor-vehicle engine) a belt that transmits motion from the driveshaft to the radiator fan and the generator or alternator

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noun, pl ⋯ belts [count]
: a band of material (such as rubber) that moves to provide power to the fan that cools the engine in a car

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ˈfan belt [fan belt fan belts] noun
a belt that operates the machinery that cools a car engine

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • fan belt — n the belt that operates a ↑fan which keeps a car engine cool …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • fan belt — ► NOUN ▪ (in a motor vehicle engine) a belt that drives the radiator fan and usually also the dynamo or alternator …   English terms dictionary

  • fan belt — n. a tough, thin belt on most automotive engines connecting the crankshaft to the cooling fan, alternator, etc …   English World dictionary

  • fan belt — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms fan belt : singular fan belt plural fan belts a belt in a car engine that operates a fan that prevents the engine from getting too hot …   English dictionary

  • fan belt — (in automotive vehicles) a belt, driven by the crankshaft of an engine, that turns a fan for drawing cooling air through the radiator. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • fan belt — noun (in a motor vehicle engine) a belt that transmits motion from the driveshaft to the radiator fan and the dynamo or alternator …   English new terms dictionary

  • fan belt — noun (C) the belt that operates a fan (fan1 (2)) which keeps a car engine cool …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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