watchchain

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

watch +‎ chain

Noun[edit]

watchchain (plural watchchains)

  1. A chain attached to a watch.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses Chapter 13
      So over she went and when he saw her coming she could see him take his hand out of his pocket, getting nervous, and beginning to play with his watchchain, looking up at the church.