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conveyor belt

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Definition of conveyor belt in English:

noun

A continuous moving band of fabric, rubber, or metal used for transporting objects from one place to another: a baggage conveyor belt goods are assembled on a moving conveyor belt figurative the conveyor belt of education
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  • These people get a thrill from watching their items travel down the conveyor belt.
  • That means lifting young people off the conveyor belt to crime.
  • One of these ads shows a woman in tight jeans and heels struggling to lift her suitcase off an airport conveyor belt.

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