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Definition of link:

  1. A hill or ridge, as a sand hill, or a wooded or turfy bank between cultivated fields, etc.
  2. A single ring or division of a chain.
  3. A torch made of tow and pitch, or the like.
  4. A winding of a river; also, the ground along such a winding; a meander; - usually in pl.
  5. Any intermediate rod or piece for transmitting force or motion, especially a short connecting rod with a bearing at each end; specifically ( Steam Engine), the slotted bar, or connecting piece, to the opposite ends of which the eccentric rods are jointed, and by means of which the movement of the valve is varied, in a link motion.
  6. Any one of the several elementary pieces of a mechanism, as the fixed frame, or a rod, wheel, mass of confined liquid, etc., by which relative motion of other parts is produced and constrained.
  7. Anything doubled and closed like a link; as, a link of horsehair.
  8. Hence, any such piece of ground where golf is played.
  9. Hence: Anything, whether material or not, which binds together, or connects, separate things; a part of a connected series; a tie; a bond.
  10. Sand hills with the surrounding level or undulating land, such as occur along the seashore, a river bank, etc.
  11. Sausages; - because linked together.
  12. The length of one joint of Gunter's chain, being the hundredth part of it, or 7. 92 inches, the chain being 66 feet in length. Cf. Chain, n., 4.
  13. To be connected.
  14. To connect or unite with a link or as with a link; to join; to attach; to unite; to couple.


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