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chain drive

noun
1.
a driving mechanism transmitting power by means of an endless chain.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
Related forms
chain-driven
[cheyn-driv-uh n] /ˈtʃeɪnˌdrɪv ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for chain drive

chain drive

noun
1.
(engineering) a chain of links passing over sprockets that transmits rotation from one shaft to another
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Contemporary definitions for chain drive
noun

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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