Definition of anchorman in English:


Line breaks: an¦chor|man
Pronunciation: /ˈaŋkəmən

noun (plural anchormen)

  • 1 (also anchorwoman or anchorperson) A person who presents and coordinates a live television or radio programme involving other contributors.
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    • ‘My 10-year plan includes becoming a news anchorwoman for a major television network,’ she says.
    • But over the summer, we told you about Chicago's WBBM TV, which was offering viewers a no-frills newscast with a serious format and a serious anchorwoman, veteran broadcaster Carol Marin.
    • When some television anchorwomen speak English, their poor pronunciation may give you goose bumps.
  • 1.1The central or most dependable contributor to something: the anchorman of the Hampshire batting
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    • In February of 2001, Benshoof glided to his first career Senior International medal as the anchorman in a bronze medal performance by Team USA at the 35th Luge World Championships.
    • Tomorrow England could play half as well and win and the outcome may depend on which team's anchorman, Nicky Butt or Gilberto Silva, drags his chain less.
    • I didn't even know what was going on, even after I finished my third game as the team's anchorman.
  • 2The member of a relay team who runs the last leg.
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    • Weber, the anchorman of this immortal team, was the essence of unmuscled execution.
    • The anchorman on Coach McDonnell's team was South African, Alistair Cragg, who holds dual Irish citizenship and ran for Ireland in the World Cross-country Championships in Croatia last December.
    • As for complaining about aches and pains, ‘She doesn't do it more than anyone else,’ says Sam Norwood, anchorman on Talley's team.

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