Definition of Chain

Chain n. means: 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.

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Chain n. means: 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.

Meaning of Chain

Chain (n.) means: 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.

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Link (n.): The length of one joint of Gunter's chain, being the hundredth part of it, or 7.92 inches, the chain being 66 feet in length. Cf. Chain, n., 4.

Halysites (n.): A genus of Silurian fossil corals; the chain corals. See Chain coral, under Chain.

Chain (v. t.): To fasten, bind, or connect with a chain; to fasten or bind securely, as with a chain; as, to chain a bulldog.

Gunter's chain (): The chain ordinarily used in measuring land. See Chain, n., 4, and Gunter's scale.

Chain pump (): A pump consisting of an endless chain, running over a drum or wheel by which it is moved, and dipping below the water to be raised. The chain has at intervals disks or lifts which fit the tube through which the ascending part passes and carry the water to the point of discharge.

Chain (n.): 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.

Chain wheel (): An inversion of the chain pump, by which it becomes a motor driven by water.

Chain (n.): That which confines, fetters, or secures, as a chain; a bond; as, the chains of habit.

Top-chain (n.): A chain for slinging the lower yards, in time of action, to prevent their falling, if the ropes by which they are hung are shot away.

Catenarian (a.): Relating to a chain; like a chain; as, a catenary curve.

Chain (v. t.): To protect by drawing a chain across, as a harbor.

Leptothrix (n.): Having the form of a little chain; -- applied to bacteria when, as in multiplication by fission, they form a chain of filiform individuals.

Fetter (n.): A chain or shackle for the feet; a chain by which an animal is confined by the foot, either made fast or disabled from free and rapid motion; a bond; a shackle.

Chatelaine (n.): An ornamental hook, or brooch worn by a lady at her waist, and having a short chain or chains attached for a watch, keys, trinkets, etc. Also used adjectively; as, a chatelaine chain.

Chainwork (n.): Work looped or linked after the manner of a chain; chain stitch work.

Chain stitch (): An ornamental stitch like the links of a chain; -- used in crocheting, sewing, and embroidery.

Skid (n.): A shoe or clog, as of iron, attached to a chain, and placed under the wheel of a wagon to prevent its turning when descending a steep hill; a drag; a skidpan; also, by extension, a hook attached to a chain, and used for the same purpose.

Bridle (n.): A span of rope, line, or chain made fast as both ends, so that another rope, line, or chain may be attached to its middle.

Chain stitch (): A stitch in which the looping of the thread or threads forms a chain on the under side of the work; the loop stitch, as distinguished from the lock stitch. See Stitch.

Chain (v. t.): To measure with the chain.

Fusee (n.): The cone or conical wheel of a watch or clock, designed to equalize the power of the mainspring by having the chain from the barrel which contains the spring wind in a spiral groove on the surface of the cone in such a manner that the diameter of the cone at the point where the chain acts may correspond with the degree of tension of the spring.

Chain wheel (): A chain pulley, or sprocket wheel.

Guy (n.): A rope, chain, or rod attached to anything to steady it; as: a rope to steady or guide an object which is being hoisted or lowered; a rope which holds in place the end of a boom, spar, or yard in a ship; a chain or wire rope connecting a suspension bridge with the land on either side to prevent lateral swaying; a rod or rope attached to the top of a structure, as of a derrick, and extending obliquely to the ground, where it is fastened.

Sheet chain (): A chain sheet cable.

Chained (imp. p. p.): of Chain

Chaining (p. pr. & vb. n.): of Chain

Chain (v. t.): To keep in slavery; to enslave.

Chainlet (n.): A small chain.

Chain (n.): The warp threads of a web.

Enlink (v. t.): To chain together; to connect, as by links.

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Words, slangs, sentences and phrases similar to Chain

Meaning of chainsuck

chainsuck means: n. condition when the bike chain gets jammed between the frame and the chain rings, or when the chainring is so worn that it holds onto the chain and lifts it up to meet the incoming part of the chain.

Meaning of BALL AND CHAIN

BALL AND CHAIN means: Ball and chain is slang for a spouse, usually a wife.Ball and chain is London Cockney rhyming slang for strain.

Meaning of Chain Shot

Chain Shot means: Cannon balls linked with chain used to damage rigging and masts.

Meaning of off the chain

off the chain means: Good, fun, cool, usually used to describe social get-togethers e.g. "His party was off the chain!"

Meaning of OFF THE CHAIN

OFF THE CHAIN means: Off the chain is Australian slang for free, unrestrained, unrestricted.

Meaning of OFF THE CHAIN/ OFF THE METER/ OFF THE MEAT RACK/ OFF THE HOOK

OFF THE CHAIN/ OFF THE METER/ OFF THE MEAT RACK/ OFF THE HOOK means: Used to describe a great event, or situation. (exam. " That beat was off the chain")

Meaning of OFF THE CHAIN/ OFF THE METER/ OFF THE MEAT RACK/ OFF THE HOOK

OFF THE CHAIN/ OFF THE METER/ OFF THE MEAT RACK/ OFF THE HOOK means: Used to describe a great event, or situation. (exam. " That beat was off the chain")

Meaning of Chain Dragger

Chain Dragger means: Refers to being on a prison chain gang.

Meaning of yank my chain

yank my chain means: mislead, fool ‘Are you just yanking my chain?’

Meaning of Wildcat

Wildcat means: A special type of drum or sprocket on a windlass constructed to handle the anchor chain links. Also referred to as a chain gypsy.

Meaning of Chain Shot

Chain Shot means: Two cannon balls united by a shot chain, formerly used in naval warfare on account of their destructive effect on a ship's rigging.

Meaning of daisy chain

daisy chain means: Group sex; a sexual act shared by more than two people at the same time in the same place. [he likes get fucked in a daisy chain.].

Meaning of daisy chain

daisy chain means: Noun. A sexual act involving 3 or more people, during which each person simultaneously has sex with the person beside them in the group, thus forming a chain.

Meaning of DAISY CHAIN

DAISY CHAIN means: Daisy chain is slang for a group of people taking part in serial sexual activity.

Meaning of Chain Locker

Chain Locker means: A space in the forward part of the ship, typically beneath the bow in front of the foremost collision bulkhead, that contains the anchor chain when the anchor is secured for sea.

Meaning of Yank My Chain

Yank My Chain means: To mislead someone. To waste their time. To be dishonest. "Dont yank my chain buddy."

Meaning of pull your chain

pull your chain means: To annoy, bother. Boyd has been awfully quiet lately; let's pull his chain and ask how he is doing with that girl who just left him.

Meaning of Up-and-down

Up-and-down means: The relative slackness of an anchor chain where the anchor chain is slack and hangs vertically.

Meaning of Chain Pipe

Chain Pipe means: A pipe of large diameter, through which the chains pass into the chain lockers.

Meaning of CHAIN AND CRANK

CHAIN AND CRANK means: Chain and crank is London Cockney rhyming slang for a bank.

Meaning of Link

Link means: The length of one joint of Gunter's chain, being the hundredth part of it, or 7.92 inches, the chain being 66 feet in length. Cf. Chain, n., 4.

Meaning of Halysites

Halysites means: A genus of Silurian fossil corals; the chain corals. See Chain coral, under Chain.

Meaning of Chain

Chain means: To fasten, bind, or connect with a chain; to fasten or bind securely, as with a chain; as, to chain a bulldog.

Meaning of Gunter's chain

Gunter's chain means: The chain ordinarily used in measuring land. See Chain, n., 4, and Gunter's scale.

Meaning of Chain pump

Chain pump means: A pump consisting of an endless chain, running over a drum or wheel by which it is moved, and dipping below the water to be raised. The chain has at intervals disks or lifts which fit the tube through which the ascending part passes and carry the water to the point of discharge.

Meaning of Chain

Chain means: 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.

Meaning of Chain wheel

Chain wheel means: An inversion of the chain pump, by which it becomes a motor driven by water.

Meaning of Chain

Chain means: That which confines, fetters, or secures, as a chain; a bond; as, the chains of habit.

Meaning of Top-chain

Top-chain means: A chain for slinging the lower yards, in time of action, to prevent their falling, if the ropes by which they are hung are shot away.

Meaning of Catenarian

Catenarian means: Relating to a chain; like a chain; as, a catenary curve.

Meaning of Chain

Chain means: To protect by drawing a chain across, as a harbor.

Meaning of Leptothrix

Leptothrix means: Having the form of a little chain; -- applied to bacteria when, as in multiplication by fission, they form a chain of filiform individuals.

Meaning of Fetter

Fetter means: A chain or shackle for the feet; a chain by which an animal is confined by the foot, either made fast or disabled from free and rapid motion; a bond; a shackle.

Meaning of Chatelaine

Chatelaine means: An ornamental hook, or brooch worn by a lady at her waist, and having a short chain or chains attached for a watch, keys, trinkets, etc. Also used adjectively; as, a chatelaine chain.

Meaning of Chainwork

Chainwork means: Work looped or linked after the manner of a chain; chain stitch work.

Dictionary words and meanings

Meaning of Bepommeling

Bepommeling means: of Bepommel

Meaning of Chapel

Chapel means: a small building attached to a church

Meaning of Gloss

Gloss means: To make sly remarks, or insinuations.

Meaning of Homotropous

Homotropous means: Having the radicle of the seed directed towards the hilum.

Meaning of Plica

Plica means: The bend of the wing of a bird.

Slang words and meanings

Meaning of Goose's Neck

Goose's Neck means: Cheque

Meaning of Cupboard Love

Cupboard Love means:  Pretended love to the cook, or any other person, for the sake of a meal.

Meaning of Liverlips

Liverlips means: because it looks like they have liver on thier faces (originates in the southern US)

Meaning of ram

ram means: a highly sexual male person

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