chain drive

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

Origin of chain drive

First recorded in 1900–05

Other words from chain drive

  • chain-driv·en [cheyn-driv-uhn], /ˈtʃeɪnˌdrɪv ən/, adjective

Words Nearby chain drive Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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British Dictionary definitions for chain drive

chain drive

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

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