noun (1)

Definition of anchor-hold

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : the grip of an anchor
b : the bottom that an anchor grips
2 : firm hold : security


noun (2)
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Definition of anchor-hold (Entry 2 of 2)

: the cell of an anchorite

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First Known Use of anchor-hold

Noun (1)

1527, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun (2)

1631, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anchor-hold

Noun (1)

anchor entry 1 + hold (grasp)

Noun (2)

anchor entry 3 + hold (shelter)

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“Anchor-hold.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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