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jack chain

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noun
  1. a chain having open links in the form of a figure 8, with one loop at right angles to the other.

Origin of jack chain

First recorded in 1630–40
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  • "O, yes," Mrs. Bungay said, thinking he spoke of a jack-chain very likely.

    A History of Pendennis, Volume 1

    William Makepeace Thackeray

  • "O yes," Mrs. Bungay said, thinking he spoke of a jack-chain very likely.

    The History of Pendennis

    William Makepeace Thackeray

  • By means of skids, a stone-sled, a jack-chain and much audible exertion, the tree was finally started on its journey.