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chain saw a portable power saw that cuts by means of teeth set into a revolving chain.
chain-smoke to smoke (cigars or cigarettes) one after the other.
chain stitch a crocheting and embroidery stitch that resembles links in a chain.
chain store one of a group of retail stores that are under the same ownership or central management system and that follow a uniform marketing policy.
chair a piece of furniture, usu. with a back and four legs, for one person to sit on. [5 definitions]
chairlift a system of chairs suspended from a power-driven cable, used to carry people, esp. skiers, up or down mountainsides.
chairman a man who presides over a board, meeting, committee, or the like.
chairperson one who presides over a board, meeting, committee, or the like.
chairwoman a woman who presides over a board, meeting, committee, or the like.
chaise a lightweight, two-wheeled carriage drawn by one horse. [3 definitions]
chaise longue a couchlike chair with an elongated seat that supports the legs of the sitter.
chaise lounge chaise longue.
chalaza one of two spiral strands of albumen that connect the yolk of an egg to the shell membrane and help keep the yolk centrally suspended.
chalcedony a variety of quartz that is made of up of microscopic fibers that can come in several different colors and forms, which all have specific variety names. The colorfully banded variety of chalcedony is called agate.
chalcopyrite a common but important copper ore, characterized by its brassy yellow color.
chalet a house common in the Swiss Alps, having balconies, and wide eaves. [3 definitions]
chalice a drinking goblet, esp. that used for the Eucharist wine. [2 definitions]
chalk a soft whitish limestone derived mostly from minute sea shells. [6 definitions]
chalkboard a smooth panel to be written on with chalk; blackboard.
chalk up to score; earn. [2 definitions]
chalky of, containing, or covered with chalk. [2 definitions]