Definition of sprocket in English:
1Each of several projections on the rim of a wheel that engage with the links of a chain or with holes in film, tape, or paper.
- One of the drive chains jumped the sprocket and the team could not fix it.
- Worn chains and sprockets may be working improperly long before they actually break.
- All of the moving parts are fully enclosed so you have got no chance of sprockets or drive shafts whirring around or anything like that.
1.1 (also sprocket wheel) A wheel with sprockets.
- Modern aluminium sprocket wheels are so light, he says, that doubling their size is relatively unimportant.
- If the chain has not fallen off the sprocket wheel, its movement may be obstructed by something.
- The sprocket wheel is attached to the rear wheel, which thus also rotates 2 times a second.
mid 16th century (denoting a triangular piece of timber used in a roof): of unknown origin.
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