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daisy chain

noun
1.
a string of daisies linked together to form a chain.
2.
such a chain used as a garland or carried on festive days by a group of women college students.
3.
a series of interconnected or related things or events:
a daisy chain of legislative delays and stalemates.
4.
Slang. a group sexual activity in which the participants serve as active and passive partners to different people simultaneously.
5.
Commerce. a series of transactions designed to create the appearance of active trading, as in a particular stock, in order to manipulate the price.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45
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British Dictionary definitions for daisy chain

daisy chain

noun
1.
a garland made, esp by children, by threading daisies together
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Slang definitions & phrases for daisy chain

daisy chain

noun phrase

Sexual acts shared or partly shared by more than two people at the same time in the same place; group sex (1941+)

verb phrase

To connect; link; chain: Up to 8 EXP-16's may be daisy-chained together for a total of 128 differential inputs (1990s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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daisy chain in Technology
networking
A bus wiring scheme in which, for example, device A is wired to device B, device B is wired to device C, etc. The last device is normally wired to a resistor or terminator. All devices may receive identical signals or, in contrast to a simple bus, each device in the chain may modify one or more signals before passing them on.
Characteristic of RS-485, of Apple's LocalTalk, and of various industrial control networks; also often used to describe Thinwire Ethernet (10base2).
(1997-01-07)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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Idioms and Phrases with daisy chain

daisy chain

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A series of connected events, activities, or experiences. For example, The daisy chain of lectures on art history encompassed the last 200 years. This metaphorical term alludes to a string of the flowers linked together. [ Mid-1800s ]
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A line or circle of three or more persons engaged in simultaneous sexual activity. For example, A high-class call girl, she drew the line at daisy chains. [ ; 1920s ]
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A series of securities transactions intended to give the impression of active trading so as to drive up the price. For example, The SEC is on the alert for unscrupulous brokers who are engaging in daisy chains. [ 1980s ]
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