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 ?
But Captain Oudouse had on the Petite Jeanne something I had never before seen on a South Sea schooner--a sea anchor. It was a conical canvas bag, the mouth of which was kept open by a huge loop of iron.
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.
Truth be told, Ruth Davidson has acted as a sea anchor on any centrist, liberal revival in Scotland, so whilst Parliament will be all the poorer A-without her contribution as Tory leader, inside I'm doing somersaults.
Hour by hour, we fought it out, our poles bare and a sea anchor over, and though none of us were praying men, pray we did.
Captain Stanley's go-to-tool for combating the rough conditions was a sea anchor. Its main job is to keep the boat on an even keel; it attaches off the bow, keeping it down.
The first thing we did was cast our sea anchor and rowed like mad men in the general direction we thought the ship was.
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. El Hosseiny tried to cross the sea of anchor between London and France by swimming approximately 16 kilometers in 7 hours continuously.
If they do, they have to put down the sea anchor, which is like an underwater parachute.
They resourcefully used parachutes and oxygen bottles that floated up from the plane to make a rudimentary sea anchor and measure their drift.
Robert Higgs and Elizabeth Bernard Higgs reminded Independent Review readers in a recent "Etceteras" column that "[a] ship cannot make much headway when it is held back by a sea anchor. In our voyage toward a truly free society, lack of compassion for the less fortunate acts as such an anchor" ("Compassion-a Critical Factor for Attaining and Maintaining a Free Society," The Independent Review 19, no.
"This meant we spent a total of five days on sea anchor. The boat we were in isn't exactly big enough for two people in the cabin at once.
"This meant that we spent a total of five days on sea anchor. The boat we were in isn't exactly big enough for two people in the cabin at once.