Definition of chainplate in English:

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chainplate

Pronunciation: /ˈCHānplāt/

noun

A strong link or plate on the hull of a sailboat or sailing ship, to which a shroud is secured.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: chain·plate

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