Definitions for ball and chain

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  1. ball and chain(noun)

    heavy iron ball attached to a prisoner by a chain

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  1. ball and chain(Noun)

    A heavy iron ball attached to a prisoner's leg by a chain as a means of restraint.

  2. ball and chain(Noun)

    One's wife, as a symbol of restraint.

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