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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.
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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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
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Translations

sheet anchor

nancora di speranza or di riserva
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'I am very happy that I played sheet anchor role in the team's title triumph.
LCP, which acquired the parade for Sheet Anchor Investments Ltd, one of the LCP group of companies, in October 2017, has invested about PS35,000 on phase one improvements, which included undertaking repairs to the soffits and fascias, repainting car park bollards, improving the landscaping and redecorating the canopies.
Civil society organization (NGOs) are playing sheet anchor role in pursuits of elimination of women issues because they have practically delivered by generating viable results but still their approach and number with respect prevalence of issues is pretty limited due to capacity, budgets, regulatory and limited authority for this I personally urge the state to strengthen the civil societies culture and extend the level of trust in them with over all monitoring with consistency and comprehensive policy to end women issues.
Selman had played the sheet anchor role to perfection but within touching distance of his hundred he was leg before to a full-length delivery just after David Wiese had taken the new ball.
Selman had played the sheet anchor role to perfection but within touching distance of his hundred he was leg before to a fulllength delivery just after David Wiese had taken the new ball.
PM Khan's two days official visit to Iran (April 21-22) provides a sheet anchor to end the misunderstanding and weave a new tapestry of relationship based on mutual benefits between the two neighbourly Islamic states.
When you lose such a sheet anchor, you grapple with memories to move forward in life.
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Inclusion of young Imamul Haq might prove to be another masterstroke as he has the ability to sheet anchor the innings.
Caspar MacDonald-Hall also several other property investments including Sheet Anchor Property Investments of Havant, Hampshire and jointly owns Southamptonbased property investment company Proudreed.