Tight"en (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tightened (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Tightening.]

To draw tighter; to straiten; to make more close in any manner.

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.


© Webster 1913.

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