sheet anchor


sheet anchor

noun

Definition of SHEET ANCHOR

1
:  a large strong anchor formerly carried in the waist of a ship and used as a spare in an emergency
2
:  something that constitutes a main support or dependence especially in danger

Origin of SHEET ANCHOR

alteration of earlier shoot anchor, from Middle English shute anker
First Known Use: 1626

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