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mushroom anchor

noun, Nautical.
a stockless anchor having a bowlike head, used chiefly for semipermanent moorings.
Origin of mushroom anchor
First recorded in 1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It was a mushroom anchor, and got its name from its shape; for it looked for all the world like a huge metal toadstool.

    The Flying Reporter Lewis E. (Lewis Edwin) Theiss
  • The invalid sat on the shank of a mushroom anchor, and smoked his pipe while he affected to superintend the work.

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