Meaning of anchor stock fashion in English:

anchor stock fashion

noun

  • A method of working and arranging the planks on the sides of a ship so that they taper from the broadest part in the middle to the narrowest at each end, allowing for the broadest part of one to align with the narrowest of another, thus improving the strength of the hull.

adverb

  • According to or by means of this method.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Boyer's Dictionnaire Royal.