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A small anchor, or more usually a large stone at the end of a rope used as an anchor, carried by small craft, a name which became defunct when proper anchors were developed. However, it remained as a slang term amongst seamen for an anchor of any size, and, in the British Navy, for the rating of leading seaman whose badge is a foul anchor sewn on his jumper.

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