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safety chain

a chain on the fastening of a bracelet, watch, etc, to ensure that it cannot open enough to fall off accidentally Also called guard
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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  • As an airline pilot, I'm frequently asked what I think are the weakest links in the safety chain.

    What Pilots Fear Patrick Smith September 2, 2009
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  • Rings glitter upon his fingers; seals, keys, and safety chain, upon his person.

    Dealings With The Dead A Sexton of the Old School

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