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  • n. An alternative term for a sea anchor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a sail or canvas rigged on a stout frame, to be dragged by a vessel through the water in order to keep her head to the wind or to prevent drifting; -- called also drift sail, drag sheet, drag anchor, sea anchor, floating anchor, etc.

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