Meaning of SPROCKET in English

SPROCKET

ˈspräkə̇t, usu -ə̇d.+V noun

( -s )

Etymology: origin unknown

1. : a piece of wood fastened to the upper surface of a rafter to effect a change in the angle of the roof where it overhangs the wall of the building

2.

a. : a tooth or projection (as on the periphery of a wheel) shaped so as to engage with a chain

b. : sprocket wheel

c. : a toothed cylinder or wheel that engages the perforations of a motion-picture film to carry it through a mechanism (as a projector)

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