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chainwheel

[cheyn-hweel, -weel] /ˈtʃeɪnˌʰwil, -ˌwil/
noun, Machinery
1.
sprocket (def 1).
Origin of chainwheel
1835-1845
1835-45; chain + wheel
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  • I found the lock ring of one chain wheel missing altogether, and the sprocket half-way unscrewed from its shaft.

British Dictionary definitions for chain wheel

chain wheel

noun
1.
(engineering) a toothed wheel that meshes with a roller chain to transmit motion
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