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The horizontal crosspiece of an Admiralty pattern, or fisherman's, anchor, set right angles to the arms of the anchor so that when hitting the sea bottom it will turn the anchor to bring the arms vertical, enabling the anchor flukes to bite into the ground. For illus.

see anchor.

see anchor.

Subjects: Maritime History.


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