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mushroom anchor

noun, Nautical
1.
a stockless anchor having a bowlike head, used chiefly for semipermanent moorings.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45
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Examples for mushroom anchor
  • 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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