Definition of Sprocket wheel

1. Noun. Thin wheel with teeth that engage with a chain.

Exact synonyms: Sprocket
Group relationships: Bicycle, Bike, Cycle, Wheel
Generic synonyms: Wheel



Medical Definition of Sprocket wheel

1. Same as Chain wheel. Origin: Etymology of sprocket is uncertain. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sprocket Wheel

spriting
sprits
spritsail
spritsails
spritz
spritzed
spritzer
spritzers
spritzes
spritzig
spritzigs
spritzing
spritzings
sproc
sprocket
sprocket wheel (current term)
sprockets
sprocs
sprod
sprods
sproglet
sproglets
sprogs
sproing
sproinged
sproinging
sproings
sproingy
sprong

Literary usage of Sprocket wheel

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1. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1906)
"tut, eo as to bold the sprocket wheel also fast through the medium of the chain, the bicycle, continuing its motion, unscrewed the sprocket wheel from the ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The sprocket wheel is connected by a chain with a similar sprocket wheel which is keyed on the same shaft as that of the left-hand pulley. ..."

3. 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 ..."

4. American Sewerage Practice by Leonard. Metcalf, Harrison Prescott Eddy (1914)
"The float is connected by a chain with a sprocket wheel at the recorder. The motion of the float is thus transmitted, on a reduced scale, to a pen moving in ..."

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