drag chain

noun

Definition of drag chain

: a chain that drags: such as
a : a chain for coupling freight cars
b : a metal conveyor belt for removing the clinker from a cement kiln
c : a chain that is attached to the chassis of a motor vehicle (as a gasoline tank truck) and drags on the roadway to ground the chassis and prevent accumulation of static electricity

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“Drag chain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drag%20chain. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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