a gear assembly in which motion is transmitted by means of a chain.
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- chain coral,
- chain drive,
- chain fern,
- chain gang,
- chain grate,
- chain letter,
- chain lightning,
- chain locker,
- chain mail
Origin of chain gear
First recorded in 1875–80
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Examples from the Web for chain gear
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