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chain drive

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

First recorded in 1900–05
Related formschain-driv·en [cheyn-driv-uh n] /ˈtʃeɪnˌdrɪv ən/, adjective
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chain drive

noun
  1. engineering a chain of links passing over sprockets that transmits rotation from one shaft to another
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