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daisy-chained; daisy-chaining; daisy-chains

transitive verb

: to link (things, such as computer components) together in series

daisy chain

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: a string of daisies with stems linked to form a chain
: an interlinked series
a daisy chain of computer peripherals
a daisy chain of toddlers

Examples of daisy-chain in a Sentence

Noun She wore a daisy chain around her neck. a daisy chain of electronic devices The children linked arms forming a daisy chain.
Recent Examples on the Web
But a new way to connect monitors that would be quicker, simpler, and look cleaner than a bunch of monitors daisy-chained together could have great appeal to multitaskers. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 31 May 2024 The consultants helped move $630,000 from a 501(c)(4) group controlled by the Florida Chamber of Commerce, a trade organization with close ties to FPL, through a daisy-chain of dark money groups and out to political committees that printed mail advertisements for the ghost candidates. Mario Alejandro Ariza, Miami Herald, 12 Apr. 2024 This lightning-quick data transfer capability, along with the ability to daisy-chain multiple devices, ensures seamless connectivity, making the MacBook Pro a hub of productivity and creativity. Stack Commerce, Popular Science, 9 Nov. 2023 Goal Zero offers power stations with higher capacity as well as expandable battery storage that can be added on and daisy-chained. Tony Bradley, Forbes, 16 July 2023 Peripherals were connected to serial ports in a daisy-chain configuration with the Apple bus network. IEEE Spectrum, 2 July 2023 They are daisy-chained off a single USB connection. John Burek, PCMAG, 5 June 2023
None of these doctors had actually faced this moral conundrum, and nothing in this daisy chain of contingencies, the Court ruled, amounted to standing under Article III of the Constitution. Jessica Winter, The New Yorker, 27 June 2024 The first two episodes were one long daisy chain of escalating close calls, narrow escapes, and victories snatched from the jaws of defeat (only to be dropped immediately into a new, larger pair of jaws), connected by the Freddy shotgun-murder cliffhanger. Sean T. Collins, Vulture, 7 Mar. 2024 More recently, sustainability and wellness leader Six Senses has created its own daisy chain of sleek, eco-conscious retreats. Juliet Kinsman, Condé Nast Traveler, 1 Feb. 2024 Turner’s post also included pics of herself and friends getting dinner in New York City, fist-pumping at the club, posing and goofing off in front of a sunset in the countryside, making daisy chains, and skiing. Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 2 Jan. 2024 The model unveiled her spring chop while wearing a daisy chain crown on Instagram. Audrey Schmidt, Peoplemag, 13 Sep. 2023 Every person comes in kind of bumps somebody else, and there’s a daisy chain effect. Bypaige Hagy, Fortune, 12 Oct. 2023 Additionally, it’s also equipped with interior pockets for extra storage and an exterior daisy chain to attach extra gear to. Alexandra Domrongchai, Travel + Leisure, 15 Aug. 2023 Her go-to designer incorporated flowers including daisy chains, forget-me-nots, celandine and scarlet pimpernel to signify Camilla's love of nature, gardening and the British countryside. Monique Jessen, Peoplemag, 13 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use


1955, in the meaning defined above


1841, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of daisy-chain was in 1841

Dictionary Entries Near daisy-chain



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“Daisy-chain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/daisy-chain. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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