chain locker


noun Nautical.

a compartment where the chain or cable of an anchor is stowed when the anchor is raised. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for chain locker

  • An iron pipe through which the chain cable is paid into the chain-locker.

    The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
  • Now forrard with you, to the chain-locker, and rouse out every inch of chain you find there.