idler wheel

/ˈaɪdlə wil/ (say 'uydluh weel)

1. a cogwheel placed between two other cogwheels in order to transfer the motion of one to the other without changing the direction of rotation.
2. an idler pulley.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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