\ 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.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun To rig it, tie a figure eight on a bight in the bouncer’s factory webbing, then clip the bight to a daisy chain with a carabiner. Emily Stifler Wolfe, Outside Online, 26 Apr. 2021 With a daisy chain, though, adjusting to baby’s fast-growing legs was as easy as clipping the next loop higher. Emily Stifler Wolfe, Outside Online, 26 Apr. 2021 These streams led to a chain of expanding gas bubbles that extend for at least 500 light-years, a daisy chain that allowed the researchers to reconstruct past events. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 13 Dec. 2021 As has been demonstrated throughout the pandemic, upticks in infections represent just the first link of a potentially devastating daisy chain. Luke Money, Los Angeles Times, 9 July 2021 Occasionally, using the app’s duet feature, a whole daisy chain of men will try out the same outfit tweak — sometimes sincerely (adding a tote bag to a look), sometimes wryly (wearing a tank top and simple pants). New York Times, 8 July 2021 His political activism is channeled through a daisy chain of opaque organizations that mask the ultimate recipients of his money. New York Times, 3 May 2021 Just over a year ago, in housing — like everywhere else in society’s daisy chain of trillion-dollar value gains and losses— nearly everything seemed instantly to sort into before-COVID and after-COVID. John Mcmanus, Forbes, 16 Apr. 2021 The Hub Project is part of an opaque network managed by a Washington consulting firm, Arabella Advisors, that has funneled hundreds of millions of dollars through a daisy chain of groups supporting Democrats and progressive causes. New York Times, 13 Apr. 2021 See More

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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 12 Aug. 2022.

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