from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A garland or chain made of linked daisies.
- n. A series of connected events, activities, or experiences, likened to a garland: "It's a vast daisy chain of status, stretching from the first toddler group to the entry-level position at an investment banking house” ( James Traub).
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- n. A garland created from the daisies (the flowers).
- n. A bus wiring scheme in which a series of devices are connected in sequence, A to B, B to C, C to D, etc.
- n. Placing several electrical or electronic devices in parallel by either their power connections or their data connections or both.
- n. A series of synthesizers, samplers, sequencers, or various other MIDI devices connected to one another in a chain via MIDI cables
- n. A ladder made from nylon tape, originally made by chaining together several loops of nylon tape.
- n. A large nylon loop sewn together at intervals along the midlength, used to decelerate a falling climber.
- n. backpacking A small strip of webbing with multiple loops, which allows the backpacker to secure many different types of objects to the exterior of the pack.
- n. Any series of complicated relationships in which, over time, people have had different partners who have themselves had other partners within the same group of people.
- n. A group sex formation involving multiple partners, with the participants lying in a circle, putting their mouth to the genitals of the next person.
- v. To connect a network in sequence from one node to another through the connected devices.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. flower chain consisting of a string of daisies linked by their stems; worn by students on class day at some schools
- n. (figurative) a series of associated things or people or experiences
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In the old days, Mr. Solasz and his sons explain, butchers relied on handsaws and a daisy chain of meat hooks to break down sides into its familiar cuts such as briskets, chucks and sirloins.
I hastily clip myself into the anchor with my daisy chain and set to work untangling the 170-foot remaining length of my originally 200-foot rope.