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mushroom anchor

noun Nautical.
  1. 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
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Historical Examples

  • 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