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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