Definition of anchorman in English:

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anchorman

Pronunciation: /ˈaŋkəmən/

noun (plural anchormen)

1A person who presents and coordinates a live television or radio programme involving other contributors.
Example sentences
  • John and Jimmy even plead with the blow-dried anchorman at a local TV station to air a special report on Mikey.
  • Having watched what happened with my father as an anchorman, I understand that the idea is that news has a problem: they're losing viewers.
  • He becomes Ron: the shallow-but-photogenic anchorman whose back-stage pettiness contradicts his on-screen friendliness.
1.1The central or most dependable contributor to something: the anchorman of the Hampshire batting
More example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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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