Definition of sea anchor in English:

sea anchor


  • An object dragged in the water behind a boat in order to keep its bows pointing into the waves or to lessen leeway.

    • ‘Annual memberships go for $500 each, which helps pay for things such as sea anchors and building repairs.’
    • ‘Blair shut off both engines, then flipped a switch on the console that lowered both bower and sea anchors.’
    • ‘That warning enabled her to take on extra water ballast, put out sea anchors and batten down for the blow.’
    • ‘Ever thought sea anchors are only for when all heck breaks loose?’
    • ‘The rest of the crew came on deck, and we began deploying sea anchors.’