a compartment where the chain or cable of an anchor is stowed when the anchor is raised.
A wretched dockside bar
[1960s+ Nautical; fr the filthy and dangerous compartment where anchor chain is stowed aboard ship]
mail2 (def 1). noun another term for mail2 (sense 1)
a person who holds and positions a chain in taking measurements. noun (pl) -men (surveying) a person who does the chaining in a survey
measurement of distance using a chain 66 feet (20 meters) long, of which one link equals 7.9 inches (20.1 cm).
a series of administrative or military ranks, positions, etc., in which each has direct authority over the one immediately below.