A plate on the side of a sailing ship to which the shrouds are attached

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  • Chainplate — on a Bavaria 35 Match without shrouds mounted. A chainplate is a metal plate used to fasten a shroud or stay to the hull of a sailboat. One end of the chainplate is normally fastened to a turnbuckle which is connected to the shroud or stay,… …   Wikipedia

  • chainplate — /ˈtʃeɪnpleɪt/ (say chaynplayt) noun one of a group of horizontal iron plates on the sides of a sailing ship, to which the lower rigging was secured …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Sail-plan — A sail plan is a set of drawings, usually prepared by a naval architect. It shows the various combinations of sail proposed for a sailing ship.The combinations shown in a sail plan almost always include three configurations:A light air sail plan …   Wikipedia

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