rudder chain

noun

Definition of rudder chain

: one of a pair of loose chains or ropes that lead from a rudder to the quarters for operating it in case the tiller or rudderhead is broken

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First Known Use of rudder chain

1837, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rudder chain was in 1837

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“Rudder chain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rudder%20chain. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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