chain measure

measurement of distance using a chain 66 ft. (20 m) long, of which one link equals 7.9 in. (20.1 cm).

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  • chain measure — measurement of distance using a chain 66 ft. (20 m) long, of which one link equals 7.9 in. (20.1 cm). * * * chain measure, a system of measurement used by surveyors: ▪7.92 inches = 1 link ▪100 links in a chain or 66 ft. = 1 chain ▪10 chains = 1… …   Useful english dictionary

  • chain measure — /ˈtʃeɪn mɛʒə/ (say chayn mezhuh) noun → chain (def. 10) …   Australian English dictionary

  • chain molding — chain measure, a system of measurement used by surveyors: ▪7.92 inches = 1 link ▪100 links in a chain or 66 ft. = 1 chain ▪10 chains = 1 furlong ▪80 chains = 1 mile chain molding, Architecture. ornament in the form of links …   Useful english dictionary

  • measure — n 1. measurement, mensuration, met age. See measurement(def.1). 2. size, dimensions, proportions, expanse, extent, scope, range, spread, area; magnitude, amplitude, mass, bulk, volume; weight, quantity, capacity; bounds, duration, sum, aggregate; …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • Chain — (ch[=a]n), n. [F. cha[^i]ne, fr. L. catena. Cf. {Catenate}.] 1. A series of links or rings, usually of metal, connected, or fitted into one another, used for various purposes, as of support, of restraint, of ornament, of the exertion and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chain belt — Chain Chain (ch[=a]n), n. [F. cha[^i]ne, fr. L. catena. Cf. {Catenate}.] 1. A series of links or rings, usually of metal, connected, or fitted into one another, used for various purposes, as of support, of restraint, of ornament, of the exertion… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chain boat — Chain Chain (ch[=a]n), n. [F. cha[^i]ne, fr. L. catena. Cf. {Catenate}.] 1. A series of links or rings, usually of metal, connected, or fitted into one another, used for various purposes, as of support, of restraint, of ornament, of the exertion… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chain bolt — Chain Chain (ch[=a]n), n. [F. cha[^i]ne, fr. L. catena. Cf. {Catenate}.] 1. A series of links or rings, usually of metal, connected, or fitted into one another, used for various purposes, as of support, of restraint, of ornament, of the exertion… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chain bond — Chain Chain (ch[=a]n), n. [F. cha[^i]ne, fr. L. catena. Cf. {Catenate}.] 1. A series of links or rings, usually of metal, connected, or fitted into one another, used for various purposes, as of support, of restraint, of ornament, of the exertion… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chain bridge — Chain Chain (ch[=a]n), n. [F. cha[^i]ne, fr. L. catena. Cf. {Catenate}.] 1. A series of links or rings, usually of metal, connected, or fitted into one another, used for various purposes, as of support, of restraint, of ornament, of the exertion… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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