Idler definition

īdlər, īd'lər
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A person who wastes time and does no work; lazy person.
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A pulley riding loosely on a shaft, pressing against a belt to guide it or take up the slack.
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One who idles; one who spends his or her time in inaction.
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One who idles; a lazy person; a sluggard.
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A mechanical device such as a pulley or wheel that does not transmit power, but supports a moving belt etc.
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Comparative form of idle: more idle.
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A gear placed between two others to transfer motion from one to the other without changing their direction or speed.
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(nautical, dated) Any member of a ship's crew who is not required to keep the night-watch.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
idler
Plural:
idlers

Origin of idler

  • idle +‎ -er.

    From Wiktionary