One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An object dragged in the water from the bow of a boat in order to keep the bow pointing into the waves or to lessen leeway.
- ‘Blair shut off both engines, then flipped a switch on the console that lowered both bower and sea anchors.’
- ‘Ever thought sea anchors are only for when all heck breaks loose?’
- ‘That warning enabled her to take on extra water ballast, put out sea anchors and batten down for the blow.’
- ‘Annual memberships go for $500 each, which helps pay for things such as sea anchors and building repairs.’
- ‘The rest of the crew came on deck, and we began deploying sea anchors.’
sea anchor/sē ˈaNGkər/
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