sea anchor

NOUN
  1. restraint consisting of a canvas covered frame that floats behind a vessel; prevents drifting or maintains the heading into a wind
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  • Something, such as a sea anchor or a brake on a fishing reel, that retards motion.
  • If there is extreme weather, they will drop a sea anchor, retire to airtight compartments and ride out the storm. Times, Sunday Times
  • Presently, as a result of some little thought, he brought out from the tent the long piece of hemp rope with which we had moored the boat to the sea anchor, and proceeded to unlay it, until he had all three strands separate. The Boats of the 'Glen Carrig'
  • If there is extreme weather, they will drop a sea anchor, retire to airtight compartments and ride out the storm. Times, Sunday Times
  • The dry quality of that church steeple, the dried flowers, … and the sea anchor wrapped in black crepe from the seamen’s funerals … totally New England. norbert blei | six found-poems in the words and paintings of andrew wyeth « poetry dispatch & other notes from the underground
  • If there is extreme weather, they will drop a sea anchor, retire to airtight compartments and ride out the storm. Times, Sunday Times
  • While our wingman searched another sector, we decided to search for the raft upwind, figuring a barge broadside to the wind would blow farther than a small raft with a sea anchor.
  • If there is extreme weather, they will drop a sea anchor, retire to airtight compartments and ride out the storm. Times, Sunday Times
  • Worse, he’d make us tow a bladderlike sea anchor while he and a date lounged on a raft and watched us struggle. Rogue Warrior
  • Wang: Yes, sir. First aid box, fishing gear, rocket, sponge, sea anchor and so on.
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