Definitions

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  • n. A small chain.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small chain.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A little chain.

Etymologies

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chain +‎ -let

Examples

  • Two days after visiting with Hsieh, I was interviewing Tom and John Hughes, two Louisiana-born brothers who run a chainlet of six Haagen-Dazs ice cream shops around Washington.

    Customer service is battleground in highly competitive market

  • Matt and Judy Curry, both 44, have built from scratch a five-store chainlet of high-end, auto repair shops scattered throughout Northern Virginia known as Curry's Auto Service.

    Friendly service, good technicians helped spark Curry's Auto Service expansion

  • Tsurutontan, a chainlet of udon shops, prepares a light, delicate soup with medium-thick noodles.

    Eating Well in Tokyo, with Yen to Spare

  • Her pure white dress, her fair arms and neck, the trembling chainlet of gold circling her throat, and quivering on her breast, glistened strangely amid the obscurity of the sickroom.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • Here he again found a fragment of serpentine, broken and water-rolled into the semblance of half a globe; it showed crust and stains of iron, filets of white quartz, and a curve (~) of bright yellow dots, disposed like the chainlet of an aneroid.

    The Land of Midian

  • “And if you condemn a bow of ribbon for a lady, Monsieur, you would necessarily disapprove of a thing like this for a gentleman?” — holding up my bright little chainlet of silk and gold.

    Villette

  • His eyes were directed alternately upon the zaimph and upon her, and he noticed that her chainlet was broken.

    Salammbo

  • Between her ankles she wore a golden chainlet to regulate her steps, and her large dark purple mantle, cut of an unknown material, trailed behind her, making, as it were, at each step, a broad wave which followed her.

    Salammbo

  • Then disengaging herself from his arm she put one foot to the ground, and she perceived that her chainlet was broken.

    Salammbo

  • An other ouer that of chainlet, or like stufle called an Alkaben, sleeued and hanging lowe, and the cape commonly brooched, and set all with pearle.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

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  • An interlacing of CANE + HILT.

    September 6, 2010

  • A geographical feature in the Gulf of Tea.

    October 21, 2008

  • Or with me.

    July 4, 2008

  • A small chain. Not to be confused with a chain letter.

    July 4, 2008