Gunter's chain

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Gun·ter's chain

See chain.

[After Edmund Gunter.]

Gunter's chain

(Surveying) surveying a measuring chain 22 yards in length, or this length as a unit
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Noun1.Gunter's chain - a unit of length (22 yards)
furlong - a unit of length equal to 220 yards
chain - a unit of length
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These lines all derive from the US Public Land Survey which began on 30 September 1785 when Thomas Hutchins, first Geographer of the United States, unrolled a 22 yard Gunter's chain on the west bank of the Ohio river.