Definition of Danforth anchor in English:

Danforth anchor


  • A type of stockless lightweight anchor with flat flukes.

    • ‘On the foredeck there is a solid bronze manual anchor winch, a forty-five pound plow anchor, two Danforth anchors, a sixty-five pound folding storm anchor.’
    • ‘A Danforth anchor is suitable for a rowboat, being relatively lightweight, and offering good holding on a variety of surface types.’
    • ‘The Danforth anchors provide great holding in sand and mud bottoms, however they are weak at best when dealing with weedy bottoms or certain rocky bottoms.’
    • ‘You'd use the Danforth anchor with the winch, but you'll need some room.’
    • ‘The Danforth anchor developed holding power of about ten times its weight in air and was widely used on landing craft during World War II.’


Danforth anchor

/ˈdanˌfôrTH ˌaNGkər/