follow Dictionary.com

8 Wintry Words to Defrost Your Vocabulary

chain plate

noun, Nautical
1.
any of the metal plates secured to the hull of a sailing vessel or elsewhere to hold shrouds and backstays at their lower ends.
Origin
1685-1695
1685-95
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for chain plate

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for chain

10
11
Scrabble Words With Friends