chain plate


noun Nautical.

any of the metal plates secured to the hull of a sailing vessel or elsewhere to hold shrouds and backstays at their lower ends.

Nearby words

  1. chain locker,
  2. chain mail,
  3. chain measure,
  4. chain of command,
  5. chain pickerel,
  6. chain printer,
  7. chain pump,
  8. chain reaction,
  9. chain reactor,
  10. chain reflex

Origin of chain plate

First recorded in 1685–95

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British Dictionary definitions for chainplate

chainplate

/ (ˈtʃeɪnˌpleɪt) /

noun

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