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Meaning of "sea anchor" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SEA ANCHOR

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SEA ANCHOR

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Sea anchor is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SEA ANCHOR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

sea anchor

Sea anchor

A sea anchor is a device used to stabilize a boat in heavy weather. Rather than tethering the boat to the seabed, the sea anchor increases the drag through the water and thus acts as a brake. Often similar in design to the sea anchor is the usually smaller drogue which is attached to the stern and intended to slow the boat for better control.

Definition of sea anchor in the English dictionary

The definition of sea anchor in the dictionary is any device, such as a bucket or canvas funnel, dragged in the water to keep a vessel heading into the wind or reduce drifting.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SEA ANCHOR

sea air
sea anemone
sea aster
sea bag
sea bass
sea bathing
sea battle
sea beet
sea bindweed
sea bird
sea biscuit
sea boot
sea bream
sea breeze
sea buckthorn
sea butterfly
sea calf
sea captain
sea change
sea chest

WORDS THAT END LIKE SEA ANCHOR

anchor
at anchor
cast anchor
crown and anchor
disanchor
drag anchor
drift anchor
egg and anchor
ichor
isochor
parachor
petrichor
ride at anchor
sheet anchor
unanchor
up-anchor
weigh anchor

Synonyms and antonyms of sea anchor in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «sea anchor» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SEA ANCHOR

Find out the translation of sea anchor to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sea anchor from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sea anchor» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

海锚
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ancla de mar
570 millions of speakers

English

sea anchor
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

समुद्र लंगर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مرساة البحر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

морской якорь
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

âncora
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সমুদ্র নোঙ্গর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ancre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sauh laut
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Treibanker
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

海錨
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

바다 앵커
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Anchor laut
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

neo nổi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கடல் நங்கூரம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

समुद्राचा अँकर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Deniz çapası
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ancoraggio mare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kotwica
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

морської якір
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ancoră de mare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

άγκυρα στη θάλασσα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

zeeanker
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

drivankare
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

drivanker
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sea anchor

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SEA ANCHOR»

The term «sea anchor» is regularly used and occupies the 106.399 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sea anchor

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SEA ANCHOR»

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Heavy Weather Tactics Using Sea Anchors & Drogues
CHAPTER FOUR Sea Anchor Use The components that make up a sea anchor system are similar to those of a ground anchor system except for the anchor itself: You generally use the same deck gear for a sea anchor as you use for a ground ...
Earl R. Hinz, 2000
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Camping & Wilderness Survival: The Ultimate Outdoors Book
Sea Anchor Closed When closed it will pull raft in the direction of the current. Ventilation Sock & Rainwater Collector Sea Anchor The sea anchor can be adjusted to either act as a drag by slowing down the rate of travel with the current, or as a ...
Paul Tawrell, 2006
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The Art of Freshwater Fishing: A How-To Guide
Here are some important ones: BACKTROLL with the wind by extending a sea anchor from your bow and running your motor in reverse. Without a sea anchor, the wind would swing your bow around, making precise boat control impossible.
Creative Publishing Editors, Dick Sternberg David Maas, 1998
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The Cruise of the Snark
Well, we made a line fast to the sea-anchor and to the bow of the Snark, and then dropped the sea-anchor overboard. It promptly dived. We had a tripping line on it, so we tripped the sea-anchor and hauled it in. We attached a big timber as a ...
Jack London, 2012
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Sea Scout handbook:
FOLDING GRAPNEL ANCHOR DANFORT Sea anchor / Jury anchor A sea anchor is not an anchor. It is a device to keep a boat lying head to wind in bad weather and will reduce down- wind drift. The best form of sea anchor is in the form of a ...
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The Annapolis Book of Seamanship: Fourth Edition
A sea anchor may be set out to help keep the boat on a desired sailing angle. With the boat riding easily and steering herself, the crew can rest. Still, they must check for chafe (especially on the jib and its sheet), keep a look- out, track their ...
John Rousmaniere, 2014
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Motorboating - ND
M. Boeenteld whom have had much more experience than the writer, and to whose experience he bows, the writer does not carry a sea anchor, and has never used one for the following reasons. First, and by far the most important.
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Yachting
Alternate arrangements must be made in heavy weather, depending on the storm's severity, the water's depth and the distance from port. When nasty weather dictates heaving-to, a sea anchor can provide a life-saving advantage. If the water ...
9
Chapman Piloting & Seamanship
Sea Anchors In extreme weather you may use a sea anchor, traditionally a heavy fabric cone with a hoop to keep it open at the mouth; it appears much like a megaphone. Its leading edge has a bridle of light lines leading to a fitting attached to ...
Charles B. Husick, 2009
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Surviving Coastal and Open Water
Sea anchor deployed Most sea anchors have an apex that opens and closes and allows you to adjust for the impact of the current on your movement. When the apex is open, the sea anchor acts like a drag and keeps your movement to a ...
Gregory J. Davenport, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SEA ANCHOR»

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Family marine firm seals major overseas deal
Staff of Coppins Para Sea Anchors in Motueka with two sea anchors about to be shipped to the Norwegian Coast Guard. From left: Bill Coppins, Ryan Coppins, ... «The Southland Times, Jan 15»
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Anchor, a-wow: Demolition crews dig up piece of naval history in …
The anchor is believed to be one of three bow anchors added to secure Niobe after the Halifax Explosion tore the ship's sea anchor from the seabed near Jetty 4 ... «MetroNews Canada, Oct 14»
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A bull shark tore Lake fishermen's sea anchor 'to shreds'
SHAKING: Jake Blackburn with the torn sea anchor, with fellow fisher Norbert Willis. ... The shark had tangled itself in the cord of the boat's sea anchor at such a ... «Bendigo Advertiser, Sep 14»
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Skip Novak's Storm Sailing Techniques Part 8: drogues and sea
The approach is either to deploy a sea anchor to try to keep the bow into the sea and hold position, or to run with the wind trailing tackle astern to slow the boat ... «Yachting World, Apr 14»
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Guru's kudos for Kiwi firm
A fourth generation family sea anchor business in Motueka has made a big splash with one of the world's most influential business thinkers, Tom Peters. «Nelson Mail, Mar 14»
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All Is Lost, Reviewed by Sailors: Six Rules Robert Redford Should …
To release the stuck container, he drops his sea anchor from its edge to lower it into the water. This would be unlikely to work, but it's also unlikely the container ... «Vanity Fair, Oct 13»
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Multimillion Motueka anchor deal
A Motueka family business has secured a multimillion-dollar contract with an international salvor to supply sea anchors. Coppins Outdoor Centre owner Bill ... «Stuff.co.nz, Jan 13»
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BOATING: Using A Sea Anchor In Heavy Seas
A sea anchor is used when your vessel is adrift and at the mercy of the wind, ... A drogue or a sea anchor can make an unpleasant experience more bearable. «The Raleigh Telegram, Jan 13»
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Ship Arrestor – Dropping Giant Sea-Anchors Via Helicopter To …
The tow line leads to a sea anchor that is able to halve the speed of the ship's drift creating more time for a rescue tug to intercept the vessel before it runs ... «GCaptain, Nov 11»
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Searching for Paul's Shipwreck on Malta
The tiny island of Malta in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea has a rich history ... After dropping a sea anchor, the ship would most likely have been driven up ... «Christian Broadcasting Network, Feb 10»

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« EDUCALINGO. Sea anchor [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/sea-anchor>. May 2019 ».
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