Definition of chainplate in English:
A strong link or plate on the hull of a sailboat or sailing ship, to which a shroud is secured.
- 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.
Definition of chainplate in:
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