sheet anchor

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From shoot and anchor.

Noun[edit]

sheet anchor (plural sheet anchors)

  1. (nautical) a large, spare anchor used in an emergency
  2. (by extension) a source of help in times of danger; last resort
  3. (cricket) a batsman who provides dependable defence while a series of other batsmen score rapidly

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