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anchorman

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noun an·chor·man \ˈaŋ-kər-ˌman\

Simple Definition of anchorman

  • : a man who reads the news and introduces the reports of other broadcasters on a television news program

Full Definition of anchorman

  1. 1 :  a person who is last: as a :  the member of a team who competes last <the anchorman on a relay team> b :  the student who has the lowest scholastic standing in a graduating class

  2. 2 :  a broadcaster (as on a news program) who introduces reports by other broadcasters and usually reads the news

  3. 3 :  moderator 2c


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