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Princeton's WordNet

  1. irons, chainsnoun

    metal shackles; for hands or legs

Wikipedia

  1. chains

    A chain is a serial assembly of connected pieces, called links, typically made of metal, with an overall character similar to that of a rope in that it is flexible and curved in compression but linear, rigid, and load-bearing in tension. A chain may consist of two or more links. Chains can be classified by their design, which can be dictated by their use: Those designed for lifting, such as when used with a hoist; for pulling; or for securing, such as with a bicycle lock, have links that are torus shaped, which make the chain flexible in two dimensions (the fixed third dimension being a chain's length). Small chains serving as jewellery are a mostly decorative analogue of such types. Those designed for transferring power in machines have links designed to mesh with the teeth of the sprockets of the machine, and are flexible in only one dimension. They are known as roller chains, though there are also non-roller chains such as block chains.Two distinct chains can be connected using a quick link, carabiner, shackle, or clevis. Load can be transferred from a chain to another object by a chain stopper.

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  1. chains

    In a general context, "chains" refers to a series of linked metal rings, used for fastening, pulling or for embellishment. It can also refer to a sequence of items, tasks, places, events, etc., that are interconnected or interdependent. The term "chains" can be applied to various fields such as biology, where it represents a complex molecular structure, or in mathematics, where it denotes a specific sequence of numbers. The definition varies depending on the context in which it is used.

Wikidata

  1. Chains

    "Chains" is a song composed by the Brill Building husband-and-wife songwriting team Gerry Goffin and Carole King and was a major hit for Little Eva’s backing singers, the Cookies, and later covered by the Beatles.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Chains

    chief town of the French dep. of Haute Vienne, where Richard Coeur de Lion was mortally wounded in 1199 by a shot with an arrow.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. chains

    Broad and thick planks projecting horizontally from the ship's outside, to which they are fayed and bolted, abreast of and somewhat behind the masts. They are formed to project the chain-plate, and give the lower rigging greater out-rig or spread, free from the top-sides of the ship, thus affording greater security and support to the masts, as well as to prevent the shrouds from damaging the gunwale, or being hurt by rubbing against it. Of course they are respectively designated fore, main, and mizen. They are now discontinued in many ships, the eyes being secured to the timber-heads, and frequently within the gunwale to the stringers or lower shelf-pieces above the water-way.--In the chains, applies to the leadsman who stands on the channels between two shrouds to heave the hand-lead.

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  1. cash in

  2. chinas

  3. in cash

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chains in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chains in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of chains in a Sentence

  1. Andrew Opie:

    HGV drivers are the glue which hold our supply chains together. Without them, we are unable to move goods from farms to warehouses to shops, unless new drivers are found in the next ten days, it is inevitable that we will see significant disruption in the run up to Christmas.

  2. Malcolm Knapp:

    When people work, they eat out more often. Fast-food chains are the first to benefit because (people entering or returning to the workforce) are going to go for the more affordable stuff, it's hard to screw up breakfast ... everything goes well with bacon.

  3. Van Hinsbergen:

    Subduction, the plunging of one plate under the other, is the basic way in which mountain chains are formed, our research provided a large number of insights, also about volcanism and earthquakes, that we are already applying elsewhere. You can even predict, to a certain extent, what a given area will look like in the far future.

  4. Veena Dubal:

    Workers across the service industry are suffering. And yet they are indispensable during this critical time, the fact that these strikes are happening simultaneously shows that if the companies don't meet their demands, workers have the power to shut down the supply chains.

  5. Scott Gottlieb:

    Theres going to be a lot of issues coming out of whats happened in the last week, but one of them is going to be that chains of transmission will have become lit from these gatherings.

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