What does sheet anchor mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sheet anchor, waist anchor(noun)

    spare anchor for use in emergency


  1. sheet anchor(Noun)

    a large, spare anchor used in an emergency

  2. sheet anchor(Noun)

    a source of help in times of danger

  3. sheet anchor(Noun)

    a batsman who provides dependable defence while a series of other batsmen score rapidly

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sheet anchor(verb)

    a large anchor stowed on shores outside the waist of a vessel; -- called also waist anchor. See the Note under Anchor

  2. Sheet anchor(verb)

    anything regarded as a sure support or dependence in danger; the best hope or refuge

  3. Origin: [OE. scheten to shoot, AS. scetan; cf. OE. shoot anchor. See Shoot, v. t.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Sheet Anchor

    A corruption of “Shote Anchor,” an extra heavy one, that can be expeditiously shot out for the greater security of a vessel under stress of weather. To act as a sheet anchor to a man is to be his mainstay or chief dependence.

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How to say sheet anchor in sign language?

  1. sheetanchor


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sheet anchor in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sheet anchor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of sheet anchor in a Sentence

  1. Frederick Douglass:

    I recognize the Republican party as the sheet anchor of the colored mans political hopes and the ark of his safety.

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