a : a place where vessels anchor : a place suitable for anchoring
b : the act of anchoring : the condition of being anchored
: a means of securing : a source of reassurance <this anchorage of Christian hope — T. O. Wedel>
: something that provides a secure hold
Examples of ANCHORAGE
- an area of safe anchorage
- A heavy metal ring provides anchorage for the cable.
- The ring serves as a secure anchorage.
First Known Use of ANCHORAGE
An·chor·age geographical name \ˈaŋ-k(ə-)rij\
municipality S cen Alaska at head of Cook Inlet pop 291,826
an·chor·age noun \ˈaŋ-k(ə-)rij\ (Medical Dictionary)
: the act of securing or fastening firmly
: something (as a tooth) that provides a secure hold <anchorage for a dental plate>
: a point or frame of psychological reference
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