Meaning of ANCHOR in English

ANCHOR

■ noun

1》 a heavy object used to moor a ship to the sea bottom, typically having a metal shank with a pair of curved, barbed flukes.

↘( ~s ) Brit. informal the brakes of a car.

2》 chiefly N. Amer. an ~man or ~woman.

■ verb

1》 moor with an ~.

↘secure firmly in position.

2》 chiefly N. Amer. present and coordinate (a television or radio programme).

Phrases

at ~ moored with an ~.

Origin

OE ancor , ancra , via L. from Gk ankura ; reinforced in ME by OFr. ancre .

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