Definition of drive chain in English:

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drive chain


An endless chain with links that engage with toothed wheels in order to transmit power from one shaft to another in an engine or machine tool.
Example sentences
  • A hybrid car uses a gasoline engine in conjunction with an electric motor for its drive chain.
  • There's an engine, drive chain and brakes - and a controller called the driver.
  • Despite having to adapt to an unfamiliar bike, Palmer finished a creditable ninth in the first race, but a snapped drive chain led to his retirement in the second race when in seventh place.

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Syllabification: drive chain

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