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chain locker

noun, Nautical
a compartment where the chain or cable of an anchor is stowed when the anchor is raised. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for chain locker
  • The forward portion of the vessel contains the chain locker accessed via a hinged hatch.
  • Below decks the hull is divided between the large chain locker forward and the engine room.
  • Check ballast tanks and chain locker covers, mooring lines, fire lines and anchor washdown lines.
Slang definitions & phrases for chain locker

chain locker

noun phrase

A wretched dockside bar

[1960s+ Nautical; fr the filthy and dangerous compartment where anchor chain is stowed aboard ship]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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