a driving mechanism transmitting power by means of an endless chain.
- chain-driv·en [cheyn-driv-uhn], /ˈtʃeɪnˌdrɪv ən/, adjective
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How to use chain drive in a sentence
Someone with a large garage door may need the strength and durability of a chain drive.
Some of the light-weight models are using belt drive, but chain drive is generally conceded to be superior.The Wonder Book of Knowledge | Various
There has been considerable difference of opinion as regards the comparative efficiency of chain drive and belt drive.The Wonder Book of Knowledge | Various
The chain drive should be retained, but one of the cranks removed and a handle substituted for the remaining pedal.A Handbook of Laboratory Glass-Blowing | Bernard D. Bolas
The chain drive offered a very simple and inexpensive method of providing for a completely flexible range of speed ratios.The Wright Brothers' Engines and Their Design | Leonard S. Hobbs.
The very substantial advantages of the chain drive were not, however, obtained at no cost.The Wright Brothers' Engines and Their Design | Leonard S. Hobbs.
British Dictionary definitions for chain drive
engineering a chain of links passing over sprockets that transmits rotation from one shaft to another
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