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watch chain

A fastening device consisting of a thin metal chain that is sometimes made of gold or silver that includes a small hook or clasp (for the watch) at one end and a small rod or bar that slides into a button hole or belt loop at the other. Used to hold a watch and to keep it attached through the buttonhole of a vest or bodice. Also used as a fashion accessory.
Definition source(s)
  • Parks Canada / Parcs Canada, and Canadian Heritage Information Network / Réseau canadien d’information sur le patrimoine. 2009. “Parks Canada Descriptive and Visual Dictionary of Objects / Dictionnaire Descriptif et Visuel de Parcs Canada.” 2018 2009.
Term (International)
watch chain
Inverted term (International)
chain, watch
Term (International)
chaîne de montre
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Alternative term(s)
chaînette de montre; giletière; gourmette de montre
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Parks Canada code(s)
  • 03-00347
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