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  1. 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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Historical Examples

  • I remember a group of men carrying one of the links of the chainwork, which was excellent in character.

    The life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Civil Engineer

    Isambard Brunel