A chain is a series of connected links which are typically made of metal. A chain may consist of two or more links.

  • Those designed for lifting, such as when used with a hoist; for pulling; or for securing, such as with a bicycle lock, have links that are torus shaped, which make the chain flexible in two dimensions (The fixed third dimension being a chain's length.)
  • Those designed for transferring power in machines have links designed to mesh with the teeth of the sprockets of the machine, and are flexible in only one dimension. They are known as roller chains, though there are also non-roller chains such as block chain.
  • Two distinct chains can be connected using a quick link which resembles a carabiner with a screw close rather than a latch.

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  • Chain of office, collar or heavy gold chain worn as insignia of office or a mark of fealty in medieval Europe and the United Kingdom
  • Decorating clothing, some people wear wallets with chains connected to their belts, or pants decorated with chains
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    Ancient Origins 18 May 2024
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    Business Ghana 18 May 2024
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    Wall Street hangs near its records as it closes another winning week

    Detroit news 17 May 2024
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    Dow finishes above 40,000 to cap Wall Street’s latest winning week

    The Los Angeles Times 17 May 2024
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    Stock market today: Wall Street drifts higher; Dow has its first close above 40,000

    The Call 17 May 2024
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    Dawn 16 May 2024
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    Red Lobster closes 87 locations in 27 states. See the complete list

    Democrat & Chronicle 16 May 2024
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    1847 Reports 15.0% Increase in Revenue to $14.9 Million for the First Quarter of 2024

    ACCESSWIRE 16 May 2024
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    Tenant strangles house owner, steals gold chain in Bengaluru

    Deccan Herald 15 May 2024
    She observed the gold chain on Divya and plotted to steal it to clear her debts.</p>.<p>"Monika bought two four-wheelers, including a Tata Ace, for her boyfriend and that plunged her into deep debts,” said a senior police officer, explaining why she stole the ......

    Red Lobster could file for bankruptcy this month following the closure of 50+ stores: WSJ

    Business Insider 15 May 2024
    Richard Levine/Corbis via Getty ImagesRed Lobster could file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection next week, per The Wall Street Journal.The restaurant chain, burdened with hundreds of millions in debt, recently shut down 52 stores.Red Lobster blamed some of its financial struggles on an all-you-can-eat shrimp promotion....

    Red Lobster Preparing to File for Bankruptcy Protection This Month

    Wall Street Journal 15 May 2024
    The casual-dining chain is aiming to restructure agreements with landlords and creditors to reduce its debt. ....

    Red Lobster

    The Daily Mail 15 May 2024
    Struggling seafood restaurant chain Red Lobster is preparing to file for bankruptcy next week after abruptly closing at least 48 of its outlets across the US ... The filing would allow the chain to restructure its debt, discard long-term contracts and renegotiate new leases....