a power chain consisting of parallel pairs of flat links joined by pins covered with rollers, and engaging with the teeth of sprockets.
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First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for roller chain
engineering a chain for transmitting power in which each link consists of two free-moving rollers held in position by pins connected to sideplates
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