Definition of anchorwoman in English:

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anchorwoman

Pronunciation: /ˈaNGkərˌwo͝omən/

noun (plural anchorwomen)

1A woman who presents and coordinates a live television or radio program 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.
2A female member of a relay team who runs the last leg: the team’s anchorwoman was the primary reason why they won April’s crown
More example sentences
  • Anchorwoman Gemma Tattersall, who could have closed the gap with Germany, was eliminated for a fall when Chico Bella P landed steeply at the drop into the second water complex at fence 18
  • Mathews would handle the baton on the second leg, and then Rudolph would hand off to anchorwoman Isabelle Daniels.
  • When the anchorwoman for the German 4x100 relay drops the baton with a big lead, he is crestfallen.

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Syllabification: an·chor·wom·an

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