Word forms: (regular plural) V-belts
(Automotive engineering: Vehicle components, Engine, transmission, and exhaust) A V-belt is a rubber belt used for driving mechanisms in an engine such as the fans or water pump. ▶ belt1, belt2
⇒ A V-belt must be the right size, extending slightly out of the pulley groove. ⇒ The V-belt has driven mechanical parts of car engines since the 1920s. ⇒ Many water pumps are driven by a V-belt that surrounds the crankshaft and water pump pulleys.
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