a stockless anchor having a bowlike head, used chiefly for semipermanent moorings.
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Origin of mushroom anchor
First recorded in 1835–45
Words nearby mushroom anchor
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Example sentences from the Web for mushroom anchor
The first attention of the landing-master was to lay down a mushroom-anchor, weighing 18 cwt.An Account of the Bell Rock Light-House|Robert Stevenson