Tighten

Definition of Tighten

Tight´en
v. t.1.To draw tighter; to straiten; to make more close in any manner.
[imp. & p. p. Tightened ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tightening.]
Just where I please, with tightened rein
I'll urge thee round the dusty plain.
- Fawkes.
Tightening pulley
(Mach.) a pulley which rests, or is forced, against a driving belt to tighten it.

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