Gunter's chain
Gunter's chain Gun"ter's chain` (Surveying) The chain ordinarily used in measuring land. See {Chain}, n., 4, and {Gunter's scale}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Gunter's chain — is a measuring device used for land survey. It was designed and introduced in 1620 by English clergyman and mathematician Edmund Gunter (1581–1626) long before the development of the theodolite and other more sophisticated equipment, enabling… …   Wikipedia

  • Gunter's chain — [gun′tərz] n. 〚after E. Gunter (1581 1626), Eng mathematician who invented it〛 a surveyor s chain 66 ft (20.117 m) in length: it consists of 100 links, each 7.92 in (20.117 cm) long * * * …   Universalium

  • Gunter's chain — [gun′tərz] n. [after E. Gunter (1581 1626), Eng mathematician who invented it] a surveyor s chain 66 ft (20.117 m) in length: it consists of 100 links, each 7.92 in (20.117 cm) long …   English World dictionary

  • Gunter’s chain — Gunterio čeinas statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Čeinas, lygus 6 pėdoms arba 20,1168 m. atitikmenys: angl. Gunter’s chain; surveyor’s chaine rus. чейн Гунтера, m pranc. chaîne d’arpenteur, f; chaîne de Gunter, f …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • Gunter's chain —    the traditional surveyor s chain equal to 4 rods1; see chain …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • Gunter's Chain — noun A sixty six foot long (i.e. four rod long) surveyor’s chain divided into one hundred links …   Wiktionary

  • Gunter's chain — noun Etymology: Edmund Gunter Date: circa 1679 a chain 66 feet (20.1 meters) long that is the unit of length for surveys of United States public lands …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Gunter's chain. — See under chain (def. 8a). [1670 80; named after E. GUNTER] * * * …   Universalium

  • Gunter's chain — /ˌgʌntəz ˈtʃeɪn/ (say .guntuhz chayn) noun See chain (def. 11a). {from Edmund Gunter, 1581–1626, English mathematician and inventor of measuring instruments} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Gunter's chain — n. Surveying 1 a measuring chain of 66 ft. 2 this length as a unit. Etymology: E. Gunter, Engl. mathematician d. 1626 …   Useful english dictionary

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