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at anchor

Definition of at anchor

  1. :  held in place by an anchor <Several yachts stood/sat/rode at anchor in the harbor.>



Word by Word Definitions

anchorplay
  1. :  a device usually of metal attached to a ship or boat by a cable and cast overboard to hold it in a particular place by means of a fluke that digs into the bottom

    :  a reliable or principal support :  mainstay

    :  something that serves to hold an object firmly

  1. :  to hold in place in the water by an anchor

    :  to secure firmly :  fix

    :  to act or serve as an anchor for


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