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A chain used to slow down or steady the motion of a vehicle.
- ‘As we returned to Oxford in the evening, I out-walked him, and he cried out Sufflamina, a Latin word which came from his mouth with peculiar grace, and was as much as to say, Put on your drag chain.’
- ‘Typical applications for manganese steels include crusher parts such as mantles, bowl liners and jaw dies, plus hammermill hammers, impactor impeller bars, feeder pans, grizzly bars and drag chain links.’
- ‘Ephraim rose before the hunter, hoisting the twenty-three-pound trap and the fourteen-foot drag chain above his head.’
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