a gear assembly in which motion is transmitted by means of a chain.
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Origin of chain gear
First recorded in 1875–80
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We tried a belt first, said Lance; but the blamed thing slipped so that old Chet evolved the chain-gear idea.The Girls of Central High on the Stage|Gertrude W. Morrison