Floating anchor

(Naut.) a drag or sea anchor; drag sail.

See also: Floating

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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On the other hand, no contact--or a "floating anchor"--are even worse, in my opinion.
The thonaille', even fitted with a floating anchor and acoustic repellent devices to keep protected species at a distance, is a drifting gillnet whose use has been prohibited by Regulation EC 894/97 since January 2002, and also by Regulations 812/2004 and 2187/2005.
There is also a floating anchor point, but this does not mean the spot changes at will.
The maintenance project will include preventive and corrective maintenance of marine facilities, coastal structures and pollution protection barriers, swimming barriers and floating anchors, said a report in Gulf News citing Hussain Nasser Lootah, director-general of Dubai Municipality.