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.

    Uses for chain

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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
  • Latest News for: Debt chains


    This FTSE 250 company’s shares still look dirt-cheap to me

    The Motley Fool 15 Jun 2024
    Reckitt carries a relatively high debt load after several large acquisitions recently, with a debt-to-equity ratio around 97%. With interest rates still very high, and the economy still in an uncertain place as elections and geopolitical tensions dominate headlines, there are some concerns if debt levels increase....

    Curve Finance Founder’s Liquidation Triggers 34% $CRV Price Drop: On-Chain Highlights

    NULLTX 14 Jun 2024
    On-chain data reveals several critical points about the situation ... Here are the on-chain highlights ... Michale Egorov (@newmichwill) currently has 139M $CRV ($37M) in collateral and $27M in debt across 3 — Spot On Chain (@spotonchain) June 13, 2024 ... — Spot On Chain (@spotonchain) June 13, 2024....

    Samunnati raises $16 m in debt from Swiss firm Blue Earth Capital

    Business Line 14 Jun 2024
    Agri value chain financier Samunnati has raised its single largest debt tranche of ₹133 crore ($16 million) during the first quarter of FY25 from Blue Earth Capital, a Swiss-headquartered global impact investment firm....

    Milwaukee Bucks’ billionaire co-owner wants to save Red Lobster from bankruptcy

    New York Post 14 Jun 2024
    Fortress, which already holds a large chunk of Red Lobster’s debt, is also reportedly mapping out a strategy for the restaurant chain’s comeback by identifying which regions and demographics would best support a revival of its popularity....

    Key evolutions in trade and development over the decades

    Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide 13 Jun 2024
    ... their share of world trade, becoming key players in global value chains....

    Column: The fast-food industry claims the California minimum wage law is costing jobs. Its numbers are fake

    The Los Angeles Times 12 Jun 2024
    The ad listed a dozen chains, from Pizza Hut to Cinnabon, whose local franchisees had cut employment or raised prices, or are considering taking those steps ... The biggest expense Rubio's has been facing is debt — a burden that has grown since the chain was acquired in 2010 by the private equity firm Mill Road Capital....

    Consumers want a break on prices and interest rates but Fed keeps rates high

    Detroit Free Press 12 Jun 2024
    Consumer prices skyrocketed after supply chain disruptions and labor shortages hit during the pandemic ... Many are paying more money toward their debt, given the higher interest rates. And retailers and restaurant chains are feeling more pressure to promote price cuts....

    Warren’s New Bill Makes Private Equity’s Death Grip on Hospitals a Crime

    Scheerpost 12 Jun 2024
    Unable to find a buyer for its financially weakened hospitals, Cerberus exited Steward in 2020 by lending a group of the hospital system’s physicians the money to buy the troubled chain, leaving them to cope with above-market rent payments and massive debt....

    Another essential pharmacy chain files Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    The Post and Courier 11 Jun 2024
    Illinois-based pharmacy chain has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy seeking a debt-for-equity exchange with its prepetition lenders ... ....

    The Leela Hotels looks at a bumper IPO after Brookfield revival

    Live Mint 10 Jun 2024
    ... changed hands under crushing debt and defaults five years ago....

    BurgerFi could find itself taken over by fixer of distressed restaurant chains

    Sun Sentinel 08 Jun 2024
    With a takeover looming if it can’t pay its latest debt, the future is uncertain for Fort Lauderdale-based, fast-casual dining chain BurgerFi ... BurgerFi is buying Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza chain in $100 million-plus deal ... He is now focusing on BurgerFi after TREW Capital Management purchased the debt for both companies, the story said....

    Red Lobster says Citrus Heights restaurant may close in bankruptcy

    Business Journal 08 Jun 2024
    The Orlando, Florida-based restaurant chain and its related subsidiaries said in court filings that it had accumulated debt of more than $1 billion and less than $30 million in cash ... ....