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anchor British & World English

A heavy object attached to a cable or chain and used to moor a ship to the sea bottom, typically having a metal shank with a pair of curved, barbed flukes at one end

anchor English Thesaurus

the Liberals are the anchor of the new coalition

at anchor British & World English

(Of a ship) moored by means of an anchor

up-anchor British & World English

(Of a ship) weigh anchor

drop anchor British & World English

(Of a ship) let down the anchor and moor

anchor baby British & World English

Used to refer to a child born to a noncitizen mother in a country which has birthright citizenship, especially when viewed as providing an advantage to family members seeking to secure citizenship or legal residency

anchor text British & World English

The text that appears highlighted in a hypertext link and that can be clicked to open the target web page

drag anchor British & World English

Another term for sea anchor.

sea anchor British & World English

An object dragged in the water behind a boat in order to keep its bows pointing into the waves or to lessen leeway

weigh anchor British & World English

(Of a ship) take up the anchor when ready to start sailing

sheet anchor British & World English

An additional anchor for use in emergencies

Danforth anchor British & World English

A type of lightweight anchor with flat flukes

mushroom anchor British & World English

An anchor whose shape resembles that of a mushroom

anchor escapement British & World English

A form of escapement in clocks and watches in which the teeth of the crown wheel or balance wheel act on the pallets by recoil

crown and anchor British & World English

A gambling game played with three dice each bearing a crown, an anchor, and the four card suits, and played on a board similarly marked

ride British & World English

(Of a vessel) sail or float

at anchor in anchor British & World English

(Of a ship) moored by means of an anchor

drop anchor in anchor British & World English

(Of a ship) let down the anchor and moor

weigh anchor in anchor British & World English

(Of a ship) take up the anchor when ready to start sailing

anchor store in anchor British & World English

A large and prestigious department store prominently sited in a new shopping centre

bower British & World English

Each of two anchors carried at a ship’s bow, formerly distinguished as the best bower (starboard) or small bower (port)

bower anchor in bower2 British & World English

Each of two anchors carried at a ship’s bow, formerly distinguished as the best bower (starboard) or small bower (port)

kedge anchor in kedge British & World English

A small anchor used for kedging

anchor tenant in anchor British & World English

A large and prestigious department store prominently sited in a new shopping centre

anchorperson British & World English

An anchorman or anchorwoman

weigh or raise anchor in anchor British & World English

(Of a ship) take up the anchor when ready to start sailing