boat anchor(redirected from a boat anchor)
Something related to computing and technology that is regarded as cumbersome and ineffectual, often obsolete. What are we going to do with a computer running Windows 95? Get that boat anchor out of here!
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n. a useless computer; anything heavy and useless. Why don’t you replace that boat anchor with a new model?
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