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Aleutian Islands a chain of Alaskan islands that extends from the southwest coast toward Russia.
aliphatic indicating an organic chemical compound in which the carbon atoms make an open chain.
anklet a decorative band or chain worn around the ankle. [1/2 definitions]
Antilles the main island chain of the West Indies that includes Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and several smaller islands stretching to the coast of Venezuela.
bacillus any rod-shaped bacterium that is active only in the presence of oxygen, or one composed of a chain of rod-shaped elements. [1/2 definitions]
Bahamas (used with a pl. verb) a chain of islands southeast of Florida and roughly parallel to Cuba; Bahama Islands. [1/2 definitions]
ball and chain a heavy ball attached by a chain to a prisoner's ankle to prevent escape.
bobstay a rope or chain from the bowsprit to the cutting edge of a boat's hull.
bracelet a band or chain worn around the wrist or arm as an ornament.
cable a heavy chain used to moor or anchor ships. [1/11 definitions]
catenate to link together in a chain or series; concatenate.
chain to secure, attach, or fasten with a chain. [1/9 definitions]
chain-react to be part of or involved in a chain reaction.
chain saw a portable power saw that cuts by means of teeth set into a revolving chain.
chain stitch a crocheting and embroidery stitch that resembles links in a chain.
charm any small ornament to be worn on a chain; trinket. [1/11 definitions]
chelate in chemistry, of or designating a compound in which the central metallic ion is bonded with two or more nonmetallic atoms to form a closed chain. [1/7 definitions]
clevis a U-shaped piece of metal attached to a rod or chain, with a hole for a pin or bolt, and used to attach one object to another in order to pull it.
concatenate to link in a series or chain. [2 definitions]
control rod a rod or bar in a nuclear reactor that contains a neutron-absorbing material, and that is lowered into or raised from the core to control the fission chain reaction.
conveyor a mechanical device, such as a continuous chain or belt, used to convey materials from one place to another. [1/2 definitions]