Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A wheel having sprockets or teeth which catch the links of a chain, used for transmitting power.
  • noun An inversion of the chain-pump, by which it is converted into a recipient of water-power.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • A chain pulley, or sprocket wheel.
  • An inversion of the chain pump, by which it becomes a motor driven by water.

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