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anchor-clanker

slang A sailor. The bar was packed with old anchor-clankers sharing stories of their adventures from around the world.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

anchor-clanker

n. a sailor. (Army.) How can you anchor-clankers stand being cooped up on those cans?
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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