Definition of chainplate in English:


Syllabification: chain·plate
Pronunciation: /ˈCHānˌplāt


  • A strong link or plate on the hull of a sailboat or sailing ship, to which a shroud is secured.
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    • The forward chainplate had knifed through the foredeck.
    • Later I saw the same type of scratch on four other chainplates in approximately the same location.
    • Turnbuckles and chainplates must be angled so that loads are in a direct line with stays and shrouds.

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