chain drive


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. chai,
  2. chaikovski,
  3. chaillu, paul belloni du,
  4. chain,
  5. chain coral,
  6. chain fern,
  7. chain gang,
  8. chain gear,
  9. chain grate,
  10. chain letter

Origin of chain drive

First recorded in 1900–05

Related formschain-driv·en [cheyn-driv-uh n] /ˈtʃeɪnˌdrɪv ən/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for chain drive

chain drive

noun

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