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.
It is known that the general consular in the United Kingdom honored El Housseiny and his captain Khaled Shalaby after his attempt to cross the Sea Anchor.
If they do, they have to put down the sea anchor, which is like an underwater parachute.
To keep his speed down, he barely pops his single engine in gear and tosses a sea anchor over, which keeps him at his preferred speed of 1 to 1.
They resourcefully used parachutes and oxygen bottles that floated up from the plane to make a rudimentary sea anchor and measure their drift.
This meant we spent a total of five days on sea anchor.
This meant that we spent a total of five days on sea anchor.
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.
One again, petro prices went down and dragged the markets with them, but television stocks were able to shrug off the oily sea anchor and register a nice gain.