Definition of Sprocket

1. Noun. Roller that has teeth on the rims to pull film or paper through.

Group relationships: Camera, Photographic Camera
Generic synonyms: Roller



2. Noun. Thin wheel with teeth that engage with a chain.
Exact synonyms: Sprocket Wheel
Group relationships: Bicycle, Bike, Cycle, Wheel
Generic synonyms: Wheel

3. Noun. Tooth on the rim of gear wheel.
Exact synonyms: Cog
Group relationships: Cogwheel, Gear, Gear Wheel, Geared Wheel
Generic synonyms: Tooth
Derivative terms: Cog

Definition of Sprocket

1. n. A tooth or projection, as on the periphery of a wheel, shaped so as to engage with a chain.

Definition of Sprocket

1. Noun. A toothed wheel that enmeshes with a chain or other perforated band. ¹

2. Noun. (usually plural) The tooth of such a wheel. ¹

3. Noun. (architecture) A flared extension at the base of a sloped roof. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sprocket

1. a toothlike projection that engages with the links of a chain [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sprocket

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sprocket (current term)
sprocket wheel
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Literary usage of Sprocket

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"sprocket, one of the projections ("teeth") on a sprocket-wheel which engages the chain, also the name applied generally to any wheel upon which are radial ..."

2. Elements of Machine Design by Oscar Adolph Leutwiler (1917)
"chain action, and it should be noted that on each sprocket the entire load transmitted by the chain comes upon one tooth, namely upon the one at the point ..."

3. Elements of Machine Design by Oscar Adolph Leutwiler (1917)
"chain action, and it should be noted that on each sprocket the entire load transmitted by the chain comes upon one tooth, namely upon the one at the point ..."

4. Elements of Machine Design by Oscar Adolph Leutwiler (1917)
"chain action, and it should be noted that on each sprocket the entire load transmitted by the chain comes upon one tooth, namely upon the one at the point ..."

5. Motion Picture Handbook: A Guide for Managers and Operators of Motion by Frank Herbert Richardson (1916)
"Turn the fly-wheel backward until the film is stretched tightly, being careful that the sprocket teeth are in the center, ..."

6. American Machinists' Handbook and Dictionary of Shop Terms: A Reference Book by Fred Herbert Colvin, Frank Arthur Stanley (1914)
"10 Diameter of sprocket Wheels for Roller Chains i" pitch where D = .45- DIAMETER OF sprocket WHEELS FOR ROLLER CHAINS OF i* PITCH WHEN D = .45* ..."

7. Engineering Office Systems and Methods: Together with Schedules and by John Percival Davies (1915)
"sprocket WHEELS (1) Give number of chain sprocket is to work with. (2) Give number of teeth, ... (3) State whether it is a driven or driving sprocket. ..."

8. Engineering Office Systems and Methods: Together with Schedules and by John Percival Davies (1915)
"sprocket WHEELS (1) Give number of chain sprocket is to ... (3) State whether it is a driven or driving sprocket. (4) Give exact size of bore, ..."

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