- Also called chainwheel, sprocket wheel.a toothed wheel engaging with a conveyor or power chain.
- one tooth of such a wheel.
- sprocket hole,
- spruance, raymond ames
Origin of sprocket
Examples from the Web for sprocket
The sprocket holes must match accurately and the films must line up straight.
The parts to be turned are sprocket wheels which are held in the two 9-inch chucks.Turning and Boring|Franklin D. Jones
The film contains sixteen pictures to each foot and for every picture there are four sprocket holes on each side of the film.
It was not until then that he saw that the chain and sprocket, which made the crossing easy, were missing.The Man from the Bitter Roots|Caroline Lockhart
Here again one must be careful to see that the insertion is square and that the sprocket teeth mesh with the film perforations.Practical Cinematography and Its Applications|Frederick Arthur Ambrose Talbot
Word Origin for sprocket
1530s, originally a carpenters' word for a piece of timber used in framing, of unknown origin. The meaning "projection from the rim of a wheel that engages the links of a chain" is first recorded 1750.