The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Trend \Trend\, n.
Inclination in a particular direction; tendency; general
direction; as, the trend of a coast.
Trend of an anchor. (Naut.)
(a) The lower end of the shank of an anchor, being the same
distance on the shank from the throat that the arm
measures from the throat to the bill. --R. H. Dana, Jr.
(b) The angle made by the line of a vessel's keel and the
direction of the anchor cable, when she is swinging at