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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.
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Origin of chain plate

First recorded in 1685–95
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British Dictionary definitions for chainplate

chainplate

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