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safety chain Line breaks: safety chain

Definition of safety chain in English:


A chain fitted for security purposes, especially on a door, watch, or piece of jewellery.
Example sentences
  • The couple's grandson Michael, 22, who lives with them but was at work when the villains struck at about 3.45 pm last Friday, has now installed a safety chain and new locks because the door keys were in the purse.
  • I think you're taking this a little too far, I mean locking me out with the safety chain?
  • Her indecision replaced by purpose, Libby cracked the door open to the allowed gap by the safety chain.

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