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Anchor chain   /ˈæŋkər tʃeɪn/   Listen
Anchor chain

noun
1.
The chain or rope that attaches an anchor to a vessel.  Synonym: anchor rope.






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"Anchor chain" Quotes from Famous Books



... you?" "Just an ordinary minister," I answered. The captain then told me his father was captain of that ship at that time. (It might be interesting to the reader to know that we lay on our side until almost six fifteen in the morning when the ship straightened up as the tide arose. Then they cut the anchor chain and we backed up and went our way.) Needless to say, that night was one of the greatest ...
— Personal Experiences of S. O. Susag • S. O. Susag

... business of a fleet is to go to sea. At anchor, it is in garrison rather than on campaign, an assembly of floating forts. Navies one has seen which seemed excellent when in harbour, but when they started to get under way the result was hardly reassuring. Some erring sister fouled her anchor chain; another had engine-room trouble; another lagged for some other reason; there was fidgeting on the bridges. Then one asked, What if a summons to battle had come? Our own officers were authority enough that the British had no superiors in any of the tests. But strange reports dodged in and ...
— My Year of the War • Frederick Palmer



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