calf wheel

noun

Definition of calf wheel

: a drum for raising and lowering heavy strings of well casing

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History and Etymology for calf wheel

so called from its resemblance to a bull wheel

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“Calf wheel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/calf%20wheel. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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