a connected flexible series of metal links used for fastening or securing objects and pulling or supporting loads.
a sequence of items of the same type forming a line.
he kept the chain of buckets supplied with water
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 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.