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anchorage

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noun an·chor·age \ˈaŋ-k(ə-)rij\

Simple Definition of anchorage

  • : a place where boats and ships are anchored

  • : something that provides a strong hold or connection

Full Definition of anchorage

  1. 1 a :  a place where vessels anchor :  a place suitable for anchoring b :  the act of anchoring :  the condition of being anchored

  2. 2 :  a means of securing :  a source of reassurance <this anchorage of Christian hope — T. O. Wedel>

  3. 3 :  something that provides a secure hold

Examples of anchorage

  1. an area of safe anchorage

  2. A heavy metal ring provides anchorage for the cable.

  3. The ring serves as a secure anchorage.



15th Century

First Known Use of anchorage

15th century

Other Nautical Terms


Anchorage

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geographical name An·chor·age \ˈaŋ-k(ə-)rij\

Definition of Anchorage

  1. municipality S cen Alaska at head of Cook Inlet pop 291,826




ANCHORAGE Defined for Kids

anchorage

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noun an·chor·age \ˈaŋ-kə-rij\

Definition of anchorage

  1. :  a place where boats can be anchored




Anchorage

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geographical name An·chor·age \ˈaŋ-k(ə-)rij\

Definition of Anchorage

  1. city S central Alaska




Medical Dictionary

anchorage

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noun an·chor·age \ˈaŋ-k(ə-)rij\

Medical Definition of anchorage

  1. 1:  the act of securing or fastening firmly

  2. 2:  something (as a tooth) that provides a secure hold <anchorage for a dental plate>

  3. 3:  a point or frame of psychological reference





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