from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Nautical A large extra anchor intended for use in an emergency.
- noun A source of aid in time of emergency or danger.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One of two anchors, carried on shores in the waist, outside, abaft the fore-rigging, and used only in cases of emergency.
- noun Hence Figuratively, chief dependence; main reliance; last resort.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- (Naut.) A large anchor stowed on shores outside the waist of a vessel; -- called also
waist anchor. See the Note under anchor.
- Anything regarded as a sure support or dependence in danger; the best hope or refuge.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun nautical a
large, spare anchorused in an emergency
- noun by extension a source of
helpin times of danger
- noun cricket a
batsmanwho provides dependable defencewhile a series of other batsmen score rapidly
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun spare anchor for use in emergency
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