chain drive

chain drive

noun
a driving mechanism transmitting power by means of an endless chain.

Origin:
1900–05

chain-driven [cheyn-driv-uhn] , adjective
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chain drive
 
n
engineering a chain of links passing over sprockets that transmits rotation from one shaft to another

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Main Entry:  chain drive
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a mechanical device which transmits power from an engine by means of a moving chain, esp. for a vehicle's wheels or boat's propeller; also called chain transmission
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