Gunter's chain

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Gun·ter's chain

See chain.

[After Edmund Gunter.]
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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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The Surveyor's Chain (Farm Collector letters, June 2005) is called the Gunter's Chain, named after the inventor, E.
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.
In the United States, the Gunter's Chain was the standard chain for many years.