- Also called chainwheel, sprocket wheel.a toothed wheel engaging with a conveyor or power chain.
- one tooth of such a wheel.
- Carpentry. a wedge-shaped piece of wood extending a sloping roof over the eaves with a flatter pitch.
Origin of sprocket
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Historical Examples of sprocket
Be sure that there are four sprocket holes for each picture.Motion Picture Operation, Stage Electrics and Illusions
Henry C. Horstmann
The parts to be turned are sprocket wheels which are held in the two 9-inch chucks.Turning and Boring
Franklin D. Jones
It was an internal-cut gear, according to Duryea's description, with sprocket teeth on its periphery.
An endless chain connects the sprockets on the carriage wheels to the sprocket wheels on the driving shaft.
Shortly after that hour I looked at the sledge-meter and found that it had ceased working; the sprocket had been knocked off.The Home of the Blizzard
- Also called: sprocket wheel a relatively thin wheel having teeth projecting radially from the rim, esp one that drives or is driven by a chain
- an individual tooth on such a wheel
- a cylindrical wheel with teeth on one or both rims for pulling film through a camera or projector
- a small wedge-shaped piece of wood used to extend a roof over the eaves
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.