from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Without a chain.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having no chain; not restrained or fettered.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having no chains; incapable of being chained or bound down.
- In machinery, without a chain: used to describe machines or vehicles in which at one time a chain-gear or chain-drive was used, but in which it has been replaced by direct gears and shafting: as, a chainless bicycle, a chainless motor-car, etc.
Brave, brilliant and unsettlingly wild, the author of "Wuthering Heights" left much less of a personal record than her sister Charlotte, but the fragmentary evidence shows that Emily Brontë was very much what she said she hoped to be: "Through life and death, a chainless soul / With courage to endure."
"Only by there being a greater proportion of chainless buyers can we return to a more fluid market."
A photograph of the event captured the full range of the Pope hegemony: Roosevelt in a Columbia electric, riding along the fine streets of Hartford, flanked by Secret Service on Columbia chainless bicycles.
As bikes became more affordable—and, with the invention of the Columbia “chainless” in the mid-1890s, more rideable—this frontier yearning engrossed a wider population.
Once the technology improved enough to lower prices—as it had with the safety and chainless bicycles—cultural acceptance would drizzle down toward the masses.
So, assuming you manage to survive your brakeless and chainless Manhattan Bridge descents for a few years, then you, Nobr Akes, and the rest of your crew can while away your remaining years playing ironic shuffleboard--provided of course you can sell your "whip" to fund your lifestyle change.
Bicycle technology is also advancing with the advent of the chainless belt-drive bike, new models of folding bikes, and snazzier e-bikes.
He threaded the chainless end of the rope through the loop and tied it off in a complicated knot.
As chainless Black American Male it can be tricky dodging the role of representative and spokesperson for an entire demographic.
Commuting by bicycle can be shaky business, so here's some comforting news for the brave people who do it: chainless technology is going mainstream.