anchor roller

noun

: a device consisting of a wheel within a framework that is designed to guide an anchor when it is lowered or raised
Check the rigging and lifelines, turnbuckles, anchor rollers and other deck hardware for proper tension and strength, and adjust or replace. Peter Baker, Baltimore Sun, 2 Mar. 1997

Word History

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anchor roller was in 1947

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“Anchor roller.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anchor%20roller. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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