Definition of drive chain in English:

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drive chain

noun

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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