Definition of drive chain in English:

drive chain


  • 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.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I got my smock tangled up in the drive chain of our hanging belt one time.’
    • ‘One of the drive chains jumped the sprocket and the team could not fix it.’