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chain +‎ -let


chainlet (plural chainlets)

  1. A small chain.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Walter Scott to this entry?)
    • 1849, Charlotte Brontë, Shirley
      Her pure white dress, her fair arms and neck, the trembling chainlet of gold circling her throat, and quivering on her breast, glistened strangely amid the obscurity of the sickroom.


Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for chainlet in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)