Trend of an anchor
Trend Trend, n. Inclination in a particular direction; tendency; general direction; as, the trend of a coast. [1913 Webster]

{Trend of an anchor}. (Naut.) (a) The lower end of the shank of an anchor, being the same distance on the shank from the throat that the arm measures from the throat to the bill. --R. H. Dana, Jr. (b) The angle made by the line of a vessel's keel and the direction of the anchor cable, when she is swinging at anchor. [1913 Webster]


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