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A shackle with a rounded bow, suitable for attaching multiple chains.

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CLEVIS PIN

A headed rod with holed end to accept a split pin, used as a shackle bolt or similar.

EYE BOLT

A bolt with a head formed in a eye, or drilled with a shackle eye.

KENTER SHACKLE

A detachable shackle link shaped which is used to join two chain links together.

MOUSE

To secure the open mouth of a hook with yarn or wire, or seize the pin of a shackle so it will not come undone.

SHACKLE

1) A bowed metal fitting closed with a pin through the ends, used for ease of attachment of ropes, wires and chains. 2) A 15 fathoms length of anchor chain, sometimes called a shot.

HOVE IN SIGHT

When an anchor is hove home, it is sighted and clear' at the point when the anchor crown shackle breaks the surface of the water.

CABLE SHACKLE

The length of a shackle of cable is 27.5 mtrs. It is defined by a length of cable between the joining shackles.

CRANE HOOK

A hoisting fixture designed to engage a ring or link of a lifting chain, or the pin of a shackle or cable socket.

PADLOCK

An unmounted lock with a shackle that can be opened and closed; the shackle is usually passed through an eye, then closed to secure a hasp.
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