Pullet vs Pulley - What's the difference?

pullet | pulley |


As nouns the difference between pullet and pulley

is that pullet is a young hen, especially one less than a year old while pulley is one of the simple machines; a wheel with a grooved rim in which a pulled rope or chain will lift an object (more useful when two or more pulleys are used together such that a small force moving through a greater distance can exert a larger force through a smaller distance).

As a verb pulley is

to raise or lift by means of a pulley.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

pullet

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A young hen, especially one less than a year old.
  • * 1646 , (Thomas Browne), Pseudodoxia Epidemica , I.11:
  • They died not because the Pullets would not feed: but because the Devil foresaw their death, he contrived that abstinence in them.
  • * 1749 , (Henry Fielding), Tom Jones , Folio Society 1973, p. 588:
  • The dinner-hour being arrived, Black George carried her up a pullet , the squire himself [...] attending the door.
  • * 1891 , (Mary Noailles Murfree), In the "Stranger People's" Country , Nebraska 2005, p. 187:
  • he recommended that the patient [...] should be fed with chicken broth, and suggested that as all the poultry had gone to roost, Maggie would find a fat young pullet an easy capture.
  • *1928 , (Siegfried Sassoon), Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man , Penguin 2013, p. 195:
  • *:The writer complained that a fox had been the night before and killed three more of his pullets […].
  • (slang) A spineless person; a coward.
  • pulley

    English

    (wikipedia pulley)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One of the simple machines; a wheel with a grooved rim in which a pulled rope or chain will lift an object (more useful when two or more pulleys are used together such that a small force moving through a greater distance can exert a larger force through a smaller distance).
  • References

    See also

    * inclined plane * lever * polyspast * block and tackle * screw * wedge * wheel *

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To raise or lift by means of a pulley.
  • (Howell)