the missing link

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the missing link

:a kind of animal that was in some ways like an ape and in some ways like a human being and that is thought to have existed in the past but has not been discovered
  • scientists searching for the missing link

Word by Word Definitions

missing play
  1. : absent

link play
  1. : a connecting structure: such as

  2. : a single ring or division of a chain

  3. : one of the standardized divisions of a surveyor's chain that is 7.92 inches (20.1 centimeters) long and serves as a measure of length

  1. : to couple or connect by or as if by a link

  2. : to become connected by or as if by a link

  1. : a torch formerly used to light a person's way through the streets

  1. : to skip smartly along


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