Origin of sea anchor
Examples from the Web for sea anchor
Here the sea was calm, save for a heavy but smooth ground-swell, and I took in the sea-anchor and began to row.The Sea-Wolf|Jack London
Blackburn made a sea-anchor for a drag, but in throwing it out lost his mittens overboard.Pike & Cutlass|George Gibbs
We attached a big timber as a float, and dropped the sea-anchor over again.
Imagine a hoop of steel that serves to keep open the mouth of a large, conical, canvas bag, and you have a sea-anchor.
A drag or sea-anchor, usually made of canvas and cone-shaped, is attached to the end of this rope.