Why is a Jockey wheel called a Jockey wheel ? ....
It's those things that can be used to raise the height of caravans and trailers easily.
Just wondered where they get the name from.
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"struggle by every available means to gain or achieve something."
a person who pilots, operates, or guides the movement of something, as
an airplane or automobile.
Informal. to operate or guide the movement of; pilot; drive.
to move, bring, put, etc., by skillful maneuvering:
The movers jockeyed the sofa through the door.
to trick or cheat:
The salesman jockeyed them into buying an expensive car.
to manipulate cleverly or trickily:
He jockeyed himself into office.
"An idler gear is a gear wheel that is inserted between two or more
other gear wheels. The purpose of an idler gear can be two-fold.
Firstly, the idler gear will change the direction of rotation of the
output shaft. Secondly, an idler gear can assist to reduce the size of
the input/output gears whilst maintaining the spacing of the shafts."
I.e. its idle because it is not part of the drive or driven shafts. It's
connected to nothing via its shaft, only to other gears via its teeth,
or in the case of a belt tensioning pulley or a turntable pulley, its rim.
Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have
guns, why should we let them have ideas?
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