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conveyor belt

If you've ever stood at the baggage claim in an airport, watching suitcases and backpacks move past you on a baggage carousel, you know exactly what a conveyor belt is. It moves the bags around in a circle.

You're most likely to see a conveyor belt in a store or an airport. It is a machine built from some material, like rubber, that's stretched across rotating rollers which pull it forward, along with whatever is resting on it. Large post offices use a conveyor belt to move packages, and your food moves along on a conveyor belt at the grocery store checkout. To convey means to move.

Definitions of conveyor belt
  1. noun
    a moving belt that transports objects (as in a factory)
    synonyms: conveyer, conveyer belt, conveyor, transporter
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    types:
    carousel, carrousel, luggage carousel, luggage carrousel
    a conveyer belt that carries luggage to be claimed by air travelers
    type of:
    belt
    endless loop of flexible material between two rotating shafts or pulleys
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