chain locker

noun Nautical.
a compartment where the chain or cable of an anchor is stowed when the anchor is raised.
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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.
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