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Answer for the clue "A series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament", 5 letters:
chain

Alternative clues for the word chain

Sprockets linker

Kind of letter

Mountain range

Item of neckwear

Part of a power saw

The Andes, e.g.

Staples, say

Burger King or The Gap

Word with mail or letter

Staples, e.g.

Macy's, e.g.

Burger King or Costco

Applebee's or Subway

British biochemist (born in Germany) who isolated and purified penicillin, which had been discovered in 1928 by Sir Alexander Fleming (1906-1979)

A necklace made by a stringing objects together

For hands or legs

A series of hills or mountains

A unit of length

A number of similar establishments (stores or restaurants or banks or hotels or theaters) under one ownership

A series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule)

A series of things depending on each other as if linked together

Anything that acts as a restraint

Metal shackles

Kind of gang or letter

Daisy assemblage

Type of reaction

Kind of reaction

Network

Series of links

Daisy or ball-and

Word with letter or store

Word definitions for chain in dictionaries

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
I. noun COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES a chain of events (= a series of events where each one causes the next ) ▪ He set in motion a chain of events that he couldn’t control. a chain/group of islands ▪ Our destination was a chain of islands, sixty miles...

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Chain \Chain\ (ch[=a]n), n. [F. cha[^i]ne, fr. L. catena. Cf. Catenate .] A series of links or rings, usually of metal, connected, or fitted into one another, used for various purposes, as of support, of restraint, of ornament, of the exertion and transmission...

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 A series of interconnected rings or links usually made of metal. 2 A series of interconnected things. 3 A series of stores or businesses with the same brand name. 4 (context chemistry English) A number of atoms in a series, which combine to form a...

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1300, from Old French chaeine "chain" (12c., Modern French chaîne ), from Latin catena "chain" (source also of Spanish cadena , Italian catena ), which is of unknown origin, perhaps from PIE root *kat- "to twist, twine" (cognates: Latin cassis "hunting...

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. a series of things depending on each other as if linked together; "the chain of command"; "a complicated concatenation of circumstances" [syn: concatenation ] (chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule) [syn: chemical chain...

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
A chain is a series of connected links which are typically made of metal. Chain may also refer to: Catenary (or "chain"), the shape of a hanging flexible cable when supported at its ends and acted upon by a uniform gravitational force Chain (real estate)...

Usage examples of chain.

Once was I taken of the foemen in the town where I abode when my lord was away from me, and a huge slaughter of innocent folk was made, and I was cast into prison and chains, after I had seen my son that I had borne to my lord slain before mine eyes.

Spirit, with each node in the continuum of being, each link in the chain, being absolutely necessary and intrinsically valuable.

On the abutment towers the chains are connected by horizontal links, carried on rockers, to anchor ties.

Each chain over a shore span consists of two segments, the longer attached to the tie at the top of the river tower, the shorter to the link at the top of the abutment tower, and the two jointed together at the lowest point.

On the other hand, a girder imposes only a vertical load on its piers and abutments, and not a horizontal thrust, as in the case of an arch or suspension chain.

Two main towers in the river and two towers on the shore abutments carry the suspension chains.

Achieving this end required that Einstein forge a second link in the chain uniting gravity and accelerated motion: the curvature of space and time, to which we now turn.

Not Jove: while yet his frown shook Heaven ay, when His adversary from adamantine chains Cursed him, he trembled like a slave.

Her adamantine chain mail was a glossy black, her long white hair neatly braided.

Perhaps even as they had reluctantly authorized the necessary funds the Adjutors had looked forward to the day when they could take the ship for their own, to control it without having to work through the military chain of command.

Lord Ado sank to his knees and collapsed on the floor, she switched the two pieces of chain to one hand.

But it never amounted to anything more than warm friendship, as his love for his free and adventurous life was much stronger than any chains Cupid could weave.

The Pope would die and the circus would actually begin with the tawdry tinkle of the hurdy-gurdy and monkeys on chains, the trumpet fanfare of a Fellini movie and the clowns and all the freaks and aerialists joining hands, dancing, capering across the screen.

Had scarce burst forth, when from afar The ministers of misrule sent, Seized upon Lionel, and bore His chained limbs to a dreary tower, In the midst of a city vast and wide.

And he saw her afar as leaves in the winds of autumn, and in winter as a star upon a hill, but a chain was upon his limbs.