Definitions for "CHAINPLATE"
Often referred to as a channel plate, these are iron or steel plates attached to the outside of a vessel's hull to which are connected the deadeyes by which the shrouds are secured. In larger vessels the plates may be replaced with chains.
A metal strap with an eye at one end for the attachment of a deadeye or other rigging, the other end being fastened to the barge's side.
steel or brass deck fittings to which the mast shrouds are attached.