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mushroom anchor

noun, Nautical
a stockless anchor having a bowlike head, used chiefly for semipermanent moorings.
Origin of mushroom anchor
1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Normally, the three to five ton mushroom anchor was deployed in heavy weather.
  • Each mooring must consist of a mushroom anchor with a chain capable of holding the boat in place under adverse weather conditions.

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