Meaning of sea anchor in English:

sea anchor


  • An object dragged in the water behind a boat in order to keep its bows pointing into the waves or to lessen leeway.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘Annual memberships go for $500 each, which helps pay for things such as sea anchors and building repairs.’
    • ‘Blair shut off both engines, then flipped a switch on the console that lowered both bower and sea anchors.’