Sprocket Sprock"et (spr[o^]k"[e^]t), n. [Etymology uncertain.] (Mach.) (a) A tooth or projection, as on the periphery of a wheel, shaped so as to engage with a chain. (b) A sprocket wheel. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • sprocket — ► NOUN 1) each 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. 2) (also sprocket wheel) a wheel with projections of this kind. ORIGIN originally denoting a triangular piece …   English terms dictionary

  • sprocket — [spräk′it] n. [Early ModE < ?] 1. any of a number of teeth or points, as on the rim of a wheel, arranged to fit into the links of a chain 2. a wheel fitted with sprockets on its outer rim, used in a chain drive: in full sprocket wheel …   English World dictionary

  • sprocket — 1530s, originally a carpenters word for a piece of timber used in framing, of unknown origin. The meaning projection from the rim of a wheel that engages the links of a chain is first recorded 1750 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Sprocket — 16 tooth sprocket. Do = Sprocket diameter. Dp = Pitch diameter A sprocket and roller chain This article is about a gear o …   Wikipedia

  • sprocket — A disc with teeth on its circumference for driving a chain, a general term that applies both to chainrings and to freewheel cogs. See camshaft drive sprocket camshaft sprocket crankshaft sprocket driven sprocket drive sprocket …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • sprocket — sprock|et [ˈsprɔkıt US ˈspra: ] n 1.) also sprocket wheel a wheel with ↑teeth (=parts along the edge) that fit into and turn a bicycle chain, a photographic film with holes etc 2.) one of the teeth on a sprocket wheel …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sprocket — UK [ˈsprɒkɪt] / US [ˈsprɑkɪt] noun [countable] Word forms sprocket : singular sprocket plural sprockets one of several parts on the outside of a wheel that fit into the holes in something such as a chain or a piece of film and pull or turn it… …   English dictionary

  • sprocket — /sprok it/, n. 1. Mach. a. Also called chainwheel, sprocket wheel. a toothed wheel engaging with a conveyor or power chain. b. one tooth of such a wheel. 2. Carpentry. a wedge shaped piece of wood extending a sloping roof over the eaves with a… …   Universalium

  • sprocket — [[t]sprɒ̱kɪt[/t]] sprockets N COUNT A sprocket is a wheel with teeth around the outer edge that fit into the holes in a chain or a length of film or tape in order to move it round …   English dictionary

  • sprocket — sprock·et || sprÉ‘kɪt / sprÉ’k n. wheel with teeth or cogs to engage the links of a chain, sprocket wheel; tooth of a wheel which engages the links of a chain …   English contemporary dictionary

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