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Sheet anchor

Sheet´ an´chor
v. t.1.(Naut.) A large anchor stowed on shores outside the waist of a vessel; - called also waist anchor. See the Note under Anchor.
2.Anything regarded as a sure support or dependence in danger; the best hope or refuge.
Noun1.sheet anchor - spare anchor for use in emergency
Synonyms: waist anchor
anchor, ground tackle, waist anchor
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