ground chain

ground chain

[′grau̇nd ‚chān]
(naval architecture)
A chain that keeps the anchor, when it is being pulled up from the ocean mooring, away from the side of the ship; it is attached along the first length of the anchor chain.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
The objectives of the research reported in this paper were to determine whether NIR spectroscopy could be used to accurately predict Douglas-fir wood density based on green chain saw chip samples, and, if not, whether dry rough chain saw chips, or dry ground chain saw chips, would provide suitable sample types.
Table 1 gives a statistical summary of wood density for the calibration and prediction data sets for the three sample types--green, dry rough, and dry ground chain saw chips.
Tell us more about Pearl River Distribution and the Your Ground Chain Store Co., and how these entities are working with independent retailers in China.