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The weight and the shape of the arms of anchors are designed to hook onto various bottoms (such as firm, loose or reedy).
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mushroom anchor grapnel plow anchor sea anchor stockless anchor stocked anchor

mushroom anchor click to hear : mushroom anchor

Anchor with a large crown instead of arms.

grapnel click to hear : grapnel

Small anchor with four, sometimes folding, cruciform arms.

plow anchor click to hear : plow anchor

Anchor with a plow-shaped arm that pivots on the shank and hooks onto most bottoms.

sea anchor click to hear : sea anchor

Solid cone-shaped canvas sack that is dragged behind a boat to counter heaving and strong winds.

stockless anchor click to hear : stockless anchor

Relatively light anchor with a pair of pivoting palms that fold along the shank.

stocked anchor click to hear : stocked anchor

Relatively heavy and bulky anchor with a stock and two arms ending in palms.