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chain
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 11
1. A series of links or rings, usually of metal, connected, or fitted into one another, used for various purposes, as of support, of restraint, of ornament, of the exertion and transmission of mechanical power, etc.
2. That which confines, fetters, or secures, as a chain; a bond; as, the chains of habit.
3. A series of things linked together; or a series of things connected and following each other in succession; as, a chain of mountains; a chain of events or ideas.
5. Iron links bolted to the side of a vessel to bold the dead- eyes connected with the shrouds; also, the channels.
6. The warp threads of a web.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To fasten, bind, or connect with a chain; to fasten or bind securely, as with a chain; as, to chain a bulldog.
3. To unite closely and strongly.
4. To measure with the chain.
5. To protect by drawing a chain across, as a harbor.
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