Definition of sea anchor in English:

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sea anchor

Pronunciation: /sē ˈaNGkər/


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.
Example sentences
  • 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.

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Syllabification: sea an·chor

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