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chainwork

[ cheyn-wurk ]
/ ˈtʃeɪnˌwɜrk /
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noun

any decorative product, handiwork, etc., in which parts are looped or woven together, like the links of a chain.

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Origin of chainwork

First recorded in 1545–55; chain + work
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