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chain plate

noun, Nautical.
1.
any of the metal plates secured to the hull of a sailing vessel or elsewhere to hold shrouds and backstays at their lower ends.
Origin of chain plate
1685-1695
First recorded in 1685-95
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British Dictionary definitions for chainplate

chainplate

/ˈtʃeɪnˌpleɪt/
noun
1.
a metal plate on the side of a vessel, to which the shrouds are attached
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