sheet anchor


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sheet anchor

n.
1. Nautical A large extra anchor intended for use in an emergency.
2. A source of aid in time of emergency or danger.

sheet anchor

n
1. (Nautical Terms) nautical a large strong anchor for use in emergency
2. a person or thing to be relied upon in an emergency
[C17: from earlier shute anker, from shoot (obsolete) the sheet of a sail]
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Noun1.sheet anchor - spare anchor for use in emergencysheet anchor - spare anchor for use in emergency  
anchor, ground tackle - a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving
Translations

sheet anchor

nancora di speranza or di riserva
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Colleague Kevin Kendall is now finance director for Sheet Anchor Properties, which is a privately owned group of commercial property investment companies, with a portfolio of assets managed by LCP Management.
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As DG Pakistan Maritime Security Agency, he played a sheet anchor role in the implementation of many new maritime related policies.
Before joining KPT as Chairman, he was the Director General Pakistan Maritime Security Agency at Karachi where he played a sheet anchor role in the implementation of many new maritime related policies.
Playing a sheet anchor role in the chase of 209 en route to his 125-ball 100, he became only the second Pakistan player after Saleem Elahi (102 not out against Sri Lanka in 1995) to register a century on debut.
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On the other hand, quite contrary to the thinking of ZAB, who not only laid the foundations of the party in Lahore but always considered Punjab to be the sheet anchor of the party, Asif started using the 'Sindh Card' to consolidate the party and, as a result, Pakistan's biggest province started slipping out of his hands.
And any suspicions that a devilish Swans Nest Lane pitch was responsible for the carnage were instantly wiped out as the Staffordshire side breezed home at 40-0 in the tenth over, Waqas Ahmed cracking four fours and a six in his run-a-ball 28 while Karl Quiney played the sheet anchor role with 11 from 31 deliveries
O'Neil Sheet Anchor Award for his tireless commitment and support to the Society.
Dan Keegan (56 from 125 balls) then played the sheet anchor role as Plain chased, with number nine bat Chris Robinson the late hero as he smacked four fours and three sixes in a whirlwind 25-ball innings of 42 not out which squeezed out the improbable victory.
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