Trend of an anchor
|(Naut.)||The lower end of the shank of an anchor, being the same distance on the shank from the throat that the arm measures from the throat to the bill.|
|The angle made by the line of a vessel's keel and the direction of the anchor cable, when she is swinging at anchor.|
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.