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  1. (noun) Any of various toothlike projections arranged on a wheel rim to engage the links of a chain.
  2. (noun) A cylinder with a toothed rim that engages in the perforations of photographic or movie film to pull it through a camera or projector.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. There is a drop down menu from the top middle bar of your working window (with a little 'sprocket' symbol). - Discussions: Message List - root
  2. Why, coming home on my bicycle the other day there was an awful row between some infernal 'sprocket' and the 'ball bearings' of the machine, and I never knew before there were such things in the whole concern. " - Condensed Novels: New Burlesques
  3. All you have to do is back off the holding nuts, then use a screwdriver to turn a sprocket in the bar to loosen or tighten the chain as much as you want. - Craftsman Professional 40cc chain saw
  4. Meanwhile Julie Lewis continues to change the world, one film sprocket at a time. - Holly Cara Price: Sustainable, Recyclable, Durable: Purses and Bags Made from Movie Film
  5. The sprocket appears to make a complete rotation for every hour, which would mean that its the minute drive being used. - Cantena Wall Clock » E-Mail


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