American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various toothlike projections arranged on a wheel rim to engage the links of a chain.
- n. A cylinder with a toothed rim that engages in the perforations of photographic or movie film to pull it through a camera or projector.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of a series of projections in a grooved recess round the lower part of a ship's capstan, by which the chain-cable is grasped while heaving up anchor.
- n. One of the projections on a sprocket-wheel which engage the chain.
- n. A toothed wheel that enmeshes with a chain or other perforated band.
- n. usually plural The tooth of such a wheel.
- n. architecture A flared extension at the base of a sloped roof.
- n. A placeholder name for an unnamed, unspecified, or hypothetical manufactured good or product.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A tooth or projection, as on the periphery of a wheel, shaped so as to engage with a chain.
- n. A sprocket wheel.
- n. roller that has teeth on the rims to pull film or paper through
- n. thin wheel with teeth that engage with a chain
- n. tooth on the rim of gear wheel
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“There is a drop down menu from the top middle bar of your working window (with a little 'sprocket' symbol).”
“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. ”
“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.”
“Meanwhile Julie Lewis continues to change the world, one film sprocket at a time.”
“The sprocket appears to make a complete rotation for every hour, which would mean that its the minute drive being used.”
“The clutter of existence falls away pretty easily when you need all your energy just to turn the pedal sprocket one more revolution.”
“With the creaking sound of a tired sprocket, I looked up to see Larry Beecher ride by on his ten speed bike for the third time in five minutes; head bent in a slow, yet purposeful pace, pedaled by fifteen dollar tennis shoes, shock white socks stretched with perfection to the knee caps, 70s-style brown sport shorts, yellow mesh tank top, low-worn baseball cap and a pair of mirrored aviator sunglasses.”
“As the socks and sprocket and all that came with them disappeared in earnest down the block, I flipped the plunger in the air, allowing exactly one revolution, grabbed it by its wooden handle and went inside to get dressed for the day in store.”
“Avoid diphthongs, the Guggenheim Museum, and the words “sprocket,” “croque-monsieur,” and “pants” when writing an advice column.”
“Ides of March -- which stars both Clooney and Gosling and is directed by Clooney -- bowed for the press yesterday at the jewel-like TIFF Bell Lighbtbox, the theater complex that anchors Toronto's famed sprocket opera.”
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