• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Chain-plates on shipboard, iron plates bolted below the channels to serve as attachments for the dead-eyes, through which the standing rigging or shrouds and back-stays are rove and secured
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. chaine—L. catēna.


In literature:

In the first place, under her plate she had found a frivolous chain and pendant which she had admired.
"The Street of Seven Stars" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
The gold identity plate, with its gold chain, fell conspicuously over his wrist.
"Aaron's Rod" by D. H. Lawrence
Paint the Mayor and Corporation of Pudsey, life-size, including chains of office; paint slice of haddock on plate.
"Second Plays" by A. A. Milne
Upon the rowl of a sea, all the chain-plates to windward broke, lat.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 17" by Robert Kerr
The order to board had been given by an officer who sprang at the same moment for the frigate's chain-plates.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 1 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Each chain has an anchor plate 5 ft. by 6 ft.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
Somehow these plate and chain crusader-like head-pieces seem all to have drifted south.
"Khartoum Campaign, 1898" by Bennet Burleigh
Also, the outside plank which receives the bolts of the chain-plates.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Here the pewter plates, and the iron knives, forks, and spoons are chained to the massive tables.
"The Dodge Club" by James De Mille
A gold-plated watch chain?
"David and the Phoenix" by Edward Ormondroyd
Metal eyes are screwed into the sides to take the shrouds, and are called chain-plates.
"Boys' Book of Model Boats" by Raymond Francis Yates
The chain of its succession is represented from 1 to 6, in Plate XV.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume I (of 3)" by John Ruskin
The chains hung to her waist, and gleamed like a gorgeous breast-plate.
"Harper's Round Table, September 17, 1895" by Various
Upon her plate was the box containing chain and locket.
"The Moonlit Way" by Robert W. Chambers
At its beginning we see many knights still clad in chain mail with no visible plate.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6" by Various
Those worn by the Crusaders were of chain, and later of plate armour.
"The Evolution of Fashion" by Florence Mary Gardiner
Then they placed on the tables gold plates, chains, and goblets filled with jewels.
"The Pharaoh and the Priest" by Alexander Glovatski
By that time plate had attained a general predominance over chain-mail.
"The History of Chivalry, Volume I (of 2)" by Charles Mills
The figure has a grave and dignified appearance; it is clad in a suit of chain-and-plate mail, and has sword, shield and large spurs.
"Nooks and Corners of Pembrokeshire" by H. Thornhill Timmins
Plates of iron bolted to the side of a ship, to which the chains and dead-eyes of the lower rigging are connected.
"The Seaman's Friend" by Richard Henry Dana

In poetry:

Her shining plates against the walls,
Her sunlit, sanded floor.
The brass-bound wedding chest that held
Her linen's snowy store,
The very wheel whose humming died,—
Seemed only chains she bore.
"The Dreamers " by Theodosia Garrison

In news:

Versatile design will remove chain pins, press master-link plates and rivet hollow nose & soft nose (quad stake) master link pins on O-ring and non O-ring type chains.
Maryland State Police are investigating whether one of their own, a state trooper, assaulted a waitress at a popular restaurant chain, allegedly over an undercooked plate of chicken.

In science:

The over- compensation of the surface charges of two parallel plates is enhanced when the counterions are linked together to form polyelectrolyte chains, due once more to the reduction of entropic repulsion [61,62].
Effective interactions between electric double-layers
The three sets of curves show the anode current (solid lines), control grid current (dashed lines) , and the screen-grid current (chain dotted lines). The voltages of the anode (known as the plate in the USA) and the screen grid are positive with respect to the cathode.
RF power generation