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.
More 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.
Definition of drive chain in:
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