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Gunter's chain

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noun

See under chain (def. 8a).

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Origin of Gunter's chain

First recorded in 1670–80; named after its inventor, Edmund Gunter
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Gunter's chain

noun

surveying a measuring chain 22 yards in length, or this length as a unitSee chain (def. 7)
C17: named after Edmund Gunter (1581–1626), English mathematician and astronomer
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