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I recognize the Republican party as the sheet anchor of the colored man's political hopes and the ark of his safety.
Frederick Douglass

Meaning of "sheet anchor" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SHEET ANCHOR

From earlier shute anker, from shoot (obsolete) the sheet of a sail.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SHEET ANCHOR

sheet anchor play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SHEET ANCHOR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sheet 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 SHEET ANCHOR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of sheet anchor in the English dictionary

The definition of sheet anchor in the dictionary is a large strong anchor for use in emergency. Other definition of sheet anchor is a person or thing to be relied upon in an emergency.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SHEET ANCHOR

sheerlegs
sheerly
Sheerness
sheesh
sheet
sheet bend
sheet down
sheet feed
sheet ice
sheet lightning
sheet metal
sheet music
sheet pile
sheet-fed
sheeter
sheeting
sheetless
sheetlike
sheetrock
sheety

WORDS THAT END LIKE SHEET ANCHOR

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

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

SYNONYMS

Translation of «sheet anchor» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SHEET ANCHOR

Find out the translation of sheet anchor to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sheet 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 «sheet anchor» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

片锚
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

placa de anclaje
570 millions of speakers

English

sheet anchor
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चादर लंगर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ورقة مرساة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

выручалочкой
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

folha de ancoragem
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শীট নোঙ্গর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ancre de
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lembaran utama
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Rettungsanker
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

シートアンカー
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

시트 앵커
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sheet anchor
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

cái neo tàu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தாள் நங்கூரம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शीट अँकर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Levha çapa
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ancora di speranza
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kotwica arkuszy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

виручалочкою
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

foaie de ancorare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

φύλλο άγκυρα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

plechtanker
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ark ankare
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ark anker
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sheet anchor

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SHEET ANCHOR»

The term «sheet anchor» is normally little used and occupies the 128.046 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SHEET ANCHOR» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sheet anchor

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QUOTES WITH «SHEET ANCHOR»

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Frederick Douglass
I recognize the Republican party as the sheet anchor of the colored man's political hopes and the ark of his safety.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SHEET ANCHOR»

Discover the use of sheet anchor in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sheet anchor and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Young Sea Officer's Sheet Anchor; or, a Key to the ...
Darcy LEVER (of Pontefract.) WJNNNMNMNIIM ANCHORS, at. ' *Ships rigged in this Manner can sail with a Hand or.two less, and answer very well for working through Narrows, there being no after Sail to brace about, but the Main Topsail ...
Darcy LEVER (of Pontefract.), 1819
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Anchors
The bow anchors numbered four in all, the strongest being the sheet anchor, used in times of emergency. Anchor weight was in proportion to the size of the ship. A ship of 500 tons burthen would have a sheet anchor of 2000 pounds (907 kg).
N. E. Upham, 2001
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The Young Sea Officer's Sheet Anchor, Or, a Key to the ...
Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. This is a highly illustrative and important rigging and seamanship manual of early 19th century, first published by Darcy Lever in 1808.
Darcy Lever, 2012
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Pratiyogita Darpan
... values of people are given priority over material profits, where pride attaches with glorious past, where social settings are evaluated on the basis of heritage and family values and where moral values are the sheet anchor of real prosperity .
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The 44-gun Frigate USS Constitution: "Old Ironsides"
Sheet anchor: 5,443.00 pd = 48.5 cwt British = 54.43 cwt American Bowers each: 5,304.00 pd = 47.36 cwt British = 53.04 cwt American Stream anchor: 1,100.00 pd = 9.82 cwt British = 11.0 cwt American Kedge anchor: 700.00 pd = 6.34 cwt ...
Karl Heinz Marquardt, 2005
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Adages
24 Sacram ancoram solvere To let go the sheet-anchor Closely similar is a well- known phrase in Greek, Lepav ajKvpav xaXd£eiv, 'to let go the sheet-anchor,' whenever one falls back on the final defences. It is borrowed from sailors, who call ...
Desiderius Erasmus, 1982
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Sheet Anchor
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Anonymous, 2010
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Sheet Anchor
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The New Sporting Magazine
Marshal Soult, brother to Hornsea Stradbroke's, Lord, ch. c. Precursor, by Alpheus, out of Adeline Theobald's, Mr., b. c. by Camel, out of Citron Thompson's, Mr. H„ b., c. by Sheet Anchor, out of Valencia, by Cervantes Thompson's, Mr. H. S. .
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A Rhetorical Study of the Speaking of Calvin Coolidge
Conscious of our glorious (insert great) heritage, aware of our responsibilities, ( insert grave duties), determined to preserve our liberties, we insist that our government shall hold fast to the sheet anchor of our faith- (insert provision of our  ...
Arthur F. Fleser, 1990

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SHEET ANCHOR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sheet anchor is used in the context of the following news items.
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A realistic approach should be taken to fixing the speed limit on the …
Please allow me to restate some points I used to show the inconsistencies in fixing Canje at 50 Kph. Gangaram to New Forest is a non-issue; Sheet Anchor to ... «Stabroek News, Jul 15»
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Recipe: Lobster thermidor
Enrico Cirmayir, head chef at The Sheet Anchor in Baldwins Gate, shares his recipe for lobster thermidor. "Some say this dish is a bit retro or old fashioned," says ... «Stoke Sentinel, Jun 15»
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Derren Brown hails 'best stay ever' at Baldwins Gate pub after …
STAR magician and illusionist Derren Brown has praised a pub for their hospitality while he was in the Potteries. Brown stayed at The Sheet Anchor in Baldwins ... «Stoke Sentinel, May 15»
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Top-scorer Rahane Says He's Enjoying Batting
The 26-year-old said he likes keeping things simple out in the middle and playing the role of a sheet anchor. "I like to keep my batting simple. Getting runs in the ... «India West, Apr 15»
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Review: Tapas Tuesdays at the Sheet Anchor
Having never been to The Sheet Anchor before I had no idea what to expect, but being a pub I'd already put something together in my mind of what it was ... «Stoke Sentinel, Apr 15»
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Mother's Day recipes from the Sheet Anchor
We've spoken to the head chef at the Sheet Anchor, a high-end public house in Whitmore, who have shared some fantastic recipes they've created for both a ... «Stoke Sentinel, Mar 15»
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Paris-born Sandrine Rutter: 'Why I love Stoke-on-Trent'
My two favourite pubs are The Sheet Anchor and The Swan with Two Necks. HOW DO YOU THINK THE AREA CAN BE IMPROVED AS A PLACE TO LIVE AND ... «Stoke Sentinel, Mar 15»
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Suspect charged in murder of Sheet Anchor remigrant
A suspect was yesterday charged with the murder of the Sheet Anchor businessman who was found stabbed to death on Wednesday morning. «Stabroek News, Dec 14»
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Pub The Sheet Anchor in Baldwins Gate recommended in national …
A PUB which underwent an extensive refurbishment has topped off its first year with a recommendation in a national travel guide. The Sheet Anchor in Baldwins ... «Stoke Sentinel, Nov 14»
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Historic navy anchor believed to have been unearthed at Halifax …
An anchor, believed to have belonged to His Majesty's Canadian Ship ... is of the Admiralty Pattern dating back to 1850, a very large Bower or Sheet anchor. «Ottawa Citizen, Oct 14»

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