Anchor chain, anchor cable.
A heavy chain used for holding a vessel at anchor. ...
The inboard ends of the chain cables
are to be secured to the ship's structure
by means which enable, in case of emergency,
an easy slipping of the chain cables to sea.
Anchor chain - the chain or rope that attaches
an anchor to a vessel. anchor rope. chain - a series of
(usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make
a flexible ligament. There are various sizes and grade of
Anchor chains available.