Definition Of chain


a connected flexible series of metal links used for fastening or securing objects and pulling or supporting loads.

a jointed measuring line consisting of linked metal rods.

There was also in evidence picket poles, rods, chains and all the instrumental paraphernalia of field work.

a sequence of items of the same type forming a line.

he kept the chain of buckets supplied with water

a structure of planks projecting horizontally from a sailing ship's sides abreast of the masts, used to widen the basis for the shrouds.

She was accidentally rammed by HMS Warrior in thick weather in the winter of 1867, losing boats, chains , shrouds and back stays.

fasten or secure with a chain.

she chained her bicycle to the railing

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Example Of chain

  • a chain of events

  • A chain of mountains, the Apennines, juts down the center of the peninsula.

  • a mountain chain

  • A sibling showed authorities a pair of handcuffs he said were used to chain his brother in the basement, according to charging documents.

  • Ahead of him he saw a great shining sea and nearby was a chain of tall, snow-topped mountains.

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