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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
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
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 In April, Phillippe showed off the fresh look in an Instagram post showing her sitting under a deep blue sky wearing a daisy chain and dark black sunglasses. Jill Lupupa, Peoplemag, 25 July 2023 The original unfolds as an unbroken daisy chain of great scenes: That opening scene in the jungle, a perilous journey of betrayals and booby traps, establishes the nature of the fun (think James Bond by way of Allan Quatermain) and the relentless pace of the plotting. A.a. Dowd, Vulture, 3 July 2023 In the first photo, Phillippe unveils short bangs under a daisy chain crown. Tracey Harrington McCoy, Peoplemag, 7 Apr. 2023 There is an outer pocket and an inner pocket as well as a daisy chain to hook carabiners. Amber Joglar, Popular Mechanics, 10 May 2023 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Daisy-chain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/daisy-chain. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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