cat chain

noun

Definition of cat chain

: a small chain that reeves through a block at the cathead or at a davit head and is used with the ground chain to cat an anchor in ships with ram bows

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“Cat chain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cat%20chain. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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