Synonyms and Antonyms for ball-and-chain

1. chain (n.)

a series of things depending on each other as if linked together

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2. chain (n.)

(chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule)

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3. chain (n.)

a series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament

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4. chain (n.)

(business) a number of similar establishments (stores or restaurants or banks or hotels or theaters) under one ownership

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5. chain (n.)

anything that acts as a restraint

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7. ball (n.)

a solid projectile that is shot by a musket

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8. ball (n.)

an object with a spherical shape

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9. ball (n.)

the people assembled at a lavish formal dance

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