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ship’s anchorclick to hear

The traditional anchor is made up of a shank with a stock at one end and two arms ending in palms at the other end.
ship’s anchor stock shank bill palm fluke ring hoisting ring gravity band throat crown arm

stock click to hear

Transverse rod perpendicular to the shank; it positions the anchor so that its two arms grip the bottom of the water.

shank click to hear

Long straight rod forming the body of the anchor.

bill click to hear

Tip of the palm.

palm click to hear

Flat pointed part at the end of the arm; it sinks into the bottom of the water to grip it.

fluke click to hear

Broad part of the palm.

ring click to hear

Heavy ring through the eye at the end of the shank; the anchor’s cable or rope is attached to it.

hoisting ring click to hear

Small ring at the anchor’s center of gravity; a rope is attached to it, which is pulled to dislodge the anchor from the bottom of the water.

gravity band click to hear

Anchor’s center of gravity.

throat click to hear

Point where the arms meet the shank.

crown click to hear

Point at the end of the shank.

arm click to hear

Shank that curves out from the bottom end of the main shank and ends in a palm.