Sea-anchor meaning

A drag, usually a canvas-covered conical frame, deployed in the water upwind of a vessel to slow its drift or to maintain a desired heading.
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A large, canvas-covered device, often cone-shaped, designed to be dragged from a vessel in stormy weather to reduce drifting or to keep the vessel heading into the wind.
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(nautical) A parachute-like device designed to slow down the speed of a drifting ship or boat.
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