sea anchor


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sea anchor

n. Nautical
A drag, usually a canvas-covered conical frame, deployed in the water upwind of a vessel to slow its drift or to maintain a desired heading. Also called drogue.

sea anchor

n
(Nautical Terms) nautical any device, such as a bucket or canvas funnel, dragged in the water to keep a vessel heading into the wind or reduce drifting

sea′ an`chor


n.
any of various devices that are dropped at the end of cable to hold the bow of a vessel into the wind.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sea anchor - restraint consisting of a canvas covered frame that floats behind a vesselsea anchor - restraint consisting of a canvas covered frame that floats behind a vessel; prevents drifting or maintains the heading into a wind
constraint, restraint - a device that retards something's motion; "the car did not have proper restraints fitted"
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
Translations

sea anchor

nancora galleggiante
References in classic literature ?
The sea anchor was bridled something like a kite, so that it bit into the water as a kite bites into the air, but with a difference.
I had seen to it that a sea anchor was rigged, and even now the men had completed their task, and the Coldwater was swinging around rapidly, her nose pointing once more into the wind, and the frightful rolling consequent upon her wallowing in the trough was happily diminishing.
In describing the workings of the inner ear, he talks of balance as, 'a portable sea anchor that moors us in the world', and bands of collagen in the arm are 'like the quills of a feather'.
A sea anchor deploys at the end of the flight, the floating line capturing the cavitation plate or the anti-ventilation plate of inboard or outboard motors: under the pull the sea anchor inflates creating drag and dramatically reducing speed.
Navy dive teams retrieved and positioned the Orion test article on the USS Anchorage using a Lockheed Martin built recovery cradle, recovery winch, and sea anchor.
They take a sound-powered phone, two safety lines to secure Alvin's front basket, and a yellow sea anchor.
The sea anchor (drogue) will stream automatically on deployment with some life raft types and on others it will need to be manually set on boarding --it will lay folded on the floor.
If we can get into a good area, I'll put the sea anchor out, and we can relax and take the rocking out of the boat," Pesch explained when I spoke with him later.
Katy Marriott-Payne of Wellingborough bought Oakville Paris (B mare, PS2,000), Marged Simons of Narberth bought Thistledown Sea Anchor (B gelding, PS1,750), India Latter of Llandysul bought Rhoson Shanco (B colt, PS1,200).
All we could do was deploy a sea anchor, which slowed us down for a bit.
Mark Dixon, whose John Gosdentrained Skilful won the PS150,000 Challenge Cup at Ascot on Saturday, claims the Qatar Racing Limited silks are virtually identical in both hue and design to the set he inherited from his late uncle, owner-breeder and Jockey Club member Dick Hollingsworth, whose best horses included 1980 Oaks heroine Bireme and 1986 Ascot Gold Cup winner Longboat, along with Buoy and Sea Anchor.