anchor chain

the chain or rope that attaches an anchor to a vessel
Syn: ↑anchor rope
Hypernyms: ↑chain

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Anchor windlass — An anchor windlass within the forecastle on the main deck of the sailing ship Balclutha. The vertical shaft is rotated by a portion of the capstan above …   Wikipedia

  • chain locker — noun : a forward compartment in the lower part of a ship for stowing the chain cable * * * Naut. a compartment where the chain or cable of an anchor is stowed when the anchor is raised. * * * chain locker noun (nautical) A compartment at the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • anchor rope — noun the chain or rope that attaches an anchor to a vessel • Syn: ↑anchor chain • Hypernyms: ↑chain …   Useful english dictionary

  • chain — (ch)    a unit of distance used or formerly used by surveyors. Although the unit is not often used today, measured distance along a road or railroad is commonly called chainage regardless of the units used. The traditional British surveyor s… …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • anchor rope — 1) a rope connected to an anchor or anchor chain 2) a cable laid rope acting as a spring between the anchor wire and anchor buoy in a Danish seine. Also called anchor trot …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • chain locker — noun a space in the forward part of the ship, typically beneath the bow in front of the foremost collision bulkhead, that contains the anchor chain when the anchor is secured for sea …   Wiktionary

  • chain stopper — noun : a device (as a hook) that secures the anchor chain (as when the anchor is raised) thus taking the strain from the windlass …   Useful english dictionary

  • chain cable — noun : an anchor chain * * * chain cable noun A cable made up of iron links • • • Main Entry: ↑chain …   Useful english dictionary

  • chain locker — /ˈtʃeɪn lɒkə/ (say chayn lokuh) noun a steel box like structure below the forecastle of a ship, in which the anchor chain cable is stowed …   Australian English dictionary

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