\ ˈdā-zē-ˌchān How to pronounce daisy-chain (audio) \
daisy-chained; daisy-chaining; daisy-chains

Definition of daisy-chain

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

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

daisy chain


Definition of daisy chain (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a string of daisies with stems linked to form a chain
2 : 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.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun When Fiona’s done with them, the Marchettis disinfect the books and pass them onto the next house, in a kind of neighborhood daisy chain. Mandy Behbehani, SFChronicle.com, "Sheltering-in-place Bay Area residents and the Great Pandemic Garage Sale," 5 May 2020 Another responder suggested creating a daisy chain of sorts where friends hand them out to friends, who then hand them out to their friends. Peter Krouse, cleveland, "Ways to distribute homemade masks for protection from the coronavirus," 4 Apr. 2020 Deputies, armed with tree branches, created a daisy chain and pulled the juvenile out of the pond. Alejandro Serrano, SFChronicle.com, "The Scanner: SF’s Boudin, other district attorneys condemn Barr’s criticism," 17 Feb. 2020 This in turn helps new stars to be born, creating a space daisy chain. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "The oldest material on Earth has been found in a meteorite," 13 Jan. 2020 To gauge motions underwater, scientists rely on a daisy chain in which a ship tracks acoustic beacons on the sea floor—and the ship, in turn, fixes its position with GPS. Paul Voosen, Science | AAAS, "Drones reveal earthquake hazards hidden in the abyss," 14 Nov. 2019 In my mind a voyage to the moon and back is a long and a very fragile daisy chain. Jeffrey Kluger, Time, "Apollo 11 Had 3 Men Aboard, But Only 2 Walked on the Moon. Here’s What it Was Like to Be the Third," 11 July 2019 In the 1960s, a daisy chain of like-minded songwriters and performers moved to the winding-road Eden up and over from Hollywood Boulevard, in the area of Los Angeles known as Laurel Canyon. Michael Phillips, chicagotribune.com, "‘Echo in the Canyon’ review: A ’60s musical flowering gets plucked by Jakob Dylan’s vanity project," 25 June 2019 At a ceremony that started with a procession of 47 fresh-faced girls carrying a daisy chain, politics was not the subject. Leah Garchik, SFChronicle.com, "Hillary Clinton on bravery and disappointment," 16 June 2018

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First Known Use of daisy-chain


1955, in the meaning defined above


1841, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Daisy-chain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/daisy-chain. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of daisy chain

: a string of daisies that you make by tying the stems together
: a group of things or people that are connected in a series

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