roller chain


noun

a power chain consisting of parallel pairs of flat links joined by pins covered with rollers, and engaging with the teeth of sprockets.

Nearby words

  1. rolled-up,
  2. roller,
  3. roller bandage,
  4. roller bearing,
  5. roller caption,
  6. roller coaster,
  7. roller derby,
  8. roller gate,
  9. roller hockey,
  10. roller mill

Origin of roller chain

First recorded in 1895–1900

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British Dictionary definitions for roller chain

roller chain

noun

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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