anchor-clanker

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anchor-clanker

slang A sailor. The bar was packed with old anchor-clankers who'd traveled all across the world, sharing stories of their adventures.

anchor-clanker

n. a sailor. (Army.) How can you anchor-clankers stand being cooped up on those cans?
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Yes, for you anchor-clankers, this is the same Midway christened in 1945--the largest ship floating on the high seas for ten years and the same Midway in the thick of our country's battles from WWII to Desert Storm.