roller chain

noun

Definition of roller chain

: a block chain in which hollow transverse blocks or cylinders turning on steel pins act as rollers to lessen friction

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First Known Use of roller chain

1841, in the meaning defined above

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“Roller chain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/roller%20chain. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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