any of the metal plates secured to the hull of a sailing vessel or elsewhere to hold shrouds and backstays at their lower ends.
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Origin of chain plate
First recorded in 1685–95
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Example sentences from the Web for chain plate
Their painter was fast to a chain-plate, and they cast it adrift.The Wreck of the Grosvenor, Volume 2 of 3|William Clark Russell
British Dictionary definitions for chain plate
/ (ˈtʃeɪnˌpleɪt) /
a metal plate on the side of a vessel, to which the shrouds are attached
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