roller chain

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

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a power chain consisting of parallel pairs of flat links joined by pins covered with rollers, and engaging with the teeth of sprockets.
[1895-1900]

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