Meaning of “chain letter” in the English Dictionary

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"chain letter" in British English

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chain letternoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtʃeɪn ˌlet.ər/ us /ˈtʃeɪn ˌlet̬.ɚ/

a letter sent to several people, who are each asked to send copies to several others, that sometimes threatens that bad things will happen if they do not send these copies

(Definition of “chain letter” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)