chainring
noun /ˈtʃeɪnɹɪŋ/
The large forward ring on a bicycle that a chain attaches to, in order to transfer energy to a wheel. A bicycle chainring consists of one or more sprockets that are driven by the cranks and pedals of the bicycle.

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