noun Date: 1845 sprocket 1

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • chainwheel — [chān′hwēl΄] n. SPROCKET (sense 2) …   English World dictionary

  • chainwheel — /chayn hweel , weel /, n. Mach. sprocket (def. 1). [1835 45; CHAIN + WHEEL] * * * …   Universalium

  • chainwheel — n. sprocket, 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

  • chainwheel — One of the sprockets attached to the right crankarm of a bicycle to drive the chain. Also called chainring …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • chainwheel — ˈ ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : sprocket wheel * * * /chayn hweel , weel /, n. Mach. sprocket (def. 1). [1835 45; CHAIN + WHEEL] * * * chainˈwheel noun A toothed wheel, as on a bicycle, which meshes with a chain to transmit motion • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bicycle — bicyclist, bicycler, n. /buy si keuhl, sik euhl, suy keuhl/, n., v., bicycled, bicycling. n. 1. a vehicle with two wheels in tandem, usually propelled by pedals connected to the rear wheel by a chain, and having handlebars for steering and a… …   Universalium

  • Anchor windlass — An anchor windlass within the forecastle on the main deck of the sailing ship Balclutha. The vertical shaft is rotated by a portion of the capstan above …   Wikipedia

  • Crankset — A Shimano Deore right crankset, showing crank arm, spider, three chainrings and chainring guard …   Wikipedia

  • Bicycle gearing — The gearing on a bicycle is the selection of appropriate gear ratios for optimum efficiency or comfort. Different gears and ranges of gears are appropriate for different people and styles of cycling. Multi speed bicycles allow gear selection to… …   Wikipedia

  • Dead centre — For the lathe tool, see lathe center. In a reciprocating engine, the dead centre is the position of a piston in which it is farthest from, or nearest to, the crankshaft. The former is known as top dead centre (TDC) while the latter is known as… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”