Drift anchor
Drift Drift, a. That causes drifting or that is drifted; movable by wind or currents; as, drift currents; drift ice; drift mud. --Kane. [1913 Webster]

{Drift anchor}. See {Sea anchor}, and also {Drag sail}, under {Drag}, n.

{Drift epoch} (Geol.), the glacial epoch.

{Drift net}, a kind of fishing net.

{Drift sail}. Same as {Drag sail}. See under {Drag}, n. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • drift-anchor — driftˈ anchor noun An anchor for keeping the ship s head to the wind • • • Main Entry: ↑drift …   Useful english dictionary

  • drift anchor — n. SEA ANCHOR …   English World dictionary

  • drift anchor — noun : sea anchor * * * a sea anchor or drag. [1870 75] * * * drift anchor, = sea anchor. (Cf. ↑sea anchor) …   Useful english dictionary

  • drift anchor — /ˈdrɪft æŋkə/ (say drift angkuh) noun a sea anchor or drag …   Australian English dictionary

  • drift anchor — an anchor in the water column like a kite that slows the movement of an angler s boat through a fishing area …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • drift anchor — a sea anchor or drag. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • drift bay — drift anchor …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Drift — Drift, a. That causes drifting or that is drifted; movable by wind or currents; as, drift currents; drift ice; drift mud. Kane. [1913 Webster] {Drift anchor}. See {Sea anchor}, and also {Drag sail}, under {Drag}, n. {Drift epoch} (Geol.), the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drift epoch — Drift Drift, a. That causes drifting or that is drifted; movable by wind or currents; as, drift currents; drift ice; drift mud. Kane. [1913 Webster] {Drift anchor}. See {Sea anchor}, and also {Drag sail}, under {Drag}, n. {Drift epoch} (Geol.),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drift net — Drift Drift, a. That causes drifting or that is drifted; movable by wind or currents; as, drift currents; drift ice; drift mud. Kane. [1913 Webster] {Drift anchor}. See {Sea anchor}, and also {Drag sail}, under {Drag}, n. {Drift epoch} (Geol.),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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