mountain chain

Definition of mountain chain

  1. :  group of mountains that form a long line The world's longest mountain chain is the Andes.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a landmass that projects conspicuously above its surroundings and is higher than a hill

    :  an elongated ridge

    :  a great mass

  1. :  a series of usually metal links or rings connected to or fitted into one another and used for various purposes (as support, restraint, transmission of mechanical power, or measurement)

    :  a series of links used or worn as an ornament or insignia

    :  a measuring instrument of 100 links used in surveying

  1. :  to obstruct or protect by a chain

    :  to fasten, bind, or connect with or as if with a chain

    :  fetter

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