Definition of daisy chain in English:

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daisy chain

Pronunciation: /ˈdāzē ˈˌCHān/


1A string of daisies threaded together by their stems.
Example sentences
  • Ryder tied the two ends of her daisy chain together to make a loop and sat it up on her head like a crown.
  • Children get great entertainment out of making a daisy chain, and afterwards wearing it as a necklace.
  • We watch the absorbed way in which the children observe their mother make a daisy chain.
1.1A string of associated people or things: we can all make daisy chains of blame
More example sentences
  • The daisy chain of brief biographies that follow are all variations on this theme, set out as interconnected parables from which feminist instruction may be deduced.
  • Could ‘Facts’ really be linking the world in a glittery daisy chain of celebrity and international goodwill?
  • And so the daisy chain of love and longing builds.
1.2 informal A sexual activity in which participants serve as partners to different people simultaneously.


(daisy-chain) [with object] Computing
Connect (several devices) together in a linear series.
Example sentences
  • What this means is there is no need for crossover cables that are normally required when daisy-chaining networking devices.
  • So for the moment my computer is hooked up to the router with ethernet, and Abi's laptop is daisy-chained to mine with the wireless cards.
  • Also remember that the USB connection can be daisy-chained and can support up to 127 USB peripherals.



Example sentences
  • Each port handles up to 480Mbps, which are fully hot-swappable and daisy-chainable up to 127 devices.
  • Maxelerate sports daisy-chainable ports: three USB2 ports and three FireWire ports, making it an ideal central station for more hard drives, digital cameras or many other computer peripherals.
  • The PowerCube Motion System from Electro Pneumatic Innovations of Novi, Mich., and Amtech of Berlin is daisy-chainable.

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Syllabification: dai·sy chain

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