chain drive
A transmission system in which power is transferred to the wheels by means of a chain

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  • Chain drive — Roller chain and sprocket Mack AC delivery truck at the Petersen Automotive Museum with chain drive visible Chain drive is a way of transmitting mecha …   Wikipedia

  • chain drive — noun : a mechanical drive consisting of chain gears and a driving chain an automotive chain drive called also chain transmission * * * chain driven /chayn driv euhn/, adj. a driving mechanism transmitting power by means of an endless chain. [1900 …   Useful english dictionary

  • chain drive — grandininė perdava statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. chain drive; chain gear; chain transmission; chain and sprocket drive; chain and sprocket transmission vok. Kettenantrieb, m; Kettenübertragung, f; Kettengetriebe, n rus. цепная… …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • chain drive — chain driven /chayn driv euhn/, adj. a driving mechanism transmitting power by means of an endless chain. [1900 05] * * * Device widely used for the transmission of power where shafts are separated at distances greater than that for which gears… …   Universalium

  • chain drive — A system of transferring power from one shaft to another by means of sprockets and an endless chain. This is the system used on a bicycle; but it is also used on an engine to control the timing of valve opening (called timing chain or cam chain ) …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • chain drive — noun a mechanism in which power is transmitted from an engine to the wheels of a vehicle or a boat s propeller by means of an endless chain. Derivatives chain driven adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • chain drive — /ˈtʃeɪn draɪv/ (say chayn druyv) noun 1. transmission of power by means of an endless chain moving between sprocket wheels. 2. the endless chain itself …   Australian English dictionary

  • Drive shaft — This article is about the mechanical device. For the fictional music group from the American television series Lost , see Charlie Pace. Not to be confused with Axle. Drive shaft with universal joints at each end and a spline in the centre A drive …   Wikipedia

  • Chain — For other uses, see: Chain (unit) or Chain (disambiguation). A broad metal chain made of torus shaped links …   Wikipedia

  • chain — chainless, adj. chainlike, adj. /chayn/, n. 1. a series of objects connected one after the other, usually in the form of a series of metal rings passing through one another, used either for various purposes requiring a flexible tie with high… …   Universalium

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