Definition of Gunter's chain

1. Noun. A unit of length (22 yards).

Group relationships: Furlong
Generic synonyms: Chain



Definition of Gunter's chain

1. Noun. A sixty-six-foot-long (i.e. four-rod-long) surveyor's chain divided into one hundred links. ¹

2. Noun. A sixty-six-foot-long (i.e. four-rod-long) surveyor’s chain divided into one hundred links. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gunter's Chain

Gunma
Gunn
Gunn's crossing sign
Gunn's dots
Gunn's sign
Gunn's syndrome
Gunn phenomenon
Gunn pupil
Gunnar Myrdal
Gunner
Gunners
Gunning's reaction
Gunning splint
Gunpowder Plot
Gunter
Gunter's chain
Gunter's chains
Gunter's line
Gunter's lines
Gunter's scale
Gunter's scales
Gunther
Gunz' ligament
Gunzberg's reagent
Gunzberg's test
Guo
Guomindang
Guoyu

Literary usage of Gunter's chain

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1. A Text-book of Plane Surveying by William Galt Raymond, Charles Winthrop Crockett (1896)
"In Gunter,s chain the links are 7.92 inches long, and in the engineer,s chain ... The Gunter,s chain, having 100 links of 7.92 inches each, is 66.00 feet ..."

2. The Practice of Engineering Field Work, Applied to Land, Hydrographic, and by W. Davis Haskoll (1858)
"The instrument generally used for taking land measurements is known as Gunter-s Chain: it is 66 feet iu length, and divided into 100 links, united each to ..."

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