anchorage

noun
an·​chor·​age | \ ˈaŋ-k(ə-)rij How to pronounce anchorage (audio) \

Definition of anchorage

1a : a place where vessels anchor : a place suitable for anchoring
b : the act of anchoring : the condition of being anchored
2 : a means of securing : a source of reassurance this anchorage of Christian hope— T. O. Wedel
3 : something that provides a secure hold

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Examples of anchorage in a Sentence

an area of safe anchorage A heavy metal ring provides anchorage for the cable. The ring serves as a secure anchorage.
Recent Examples on the Web The child seat anchorage fitting sleeves are incorrectly marked with a different symbol than the one described in the owner's manual. USA TODAY, 21 Apr. 2022 Ever Forward container ship is being taken to an anchorage south of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge after it was freed from mud outside the shipping channel off Pasadena, Maryland, where is has spent the past month aground. Hayes Gardner, Baltimore Sun, 20 Apr. 2022 The decision came amid an intensifying battle to relocate people living on the nearly 70 boats moored illegally in the waterway, which is technically a temporary anchorage, though many mariners have lived there for decades. Annie Vainshtein, San Francisco Chronicle, 20 Apr. 2022 Once refloated, the Ever Forward was weighed down again by water tanks to ensure safe passage under the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on its way to an anchorage off Annapolis, The Baltimore Sun reported. NBC News, 18 Apr. 2022 Once refloated, the Ever Forward was weighed down again by water tanks to ensure safe passage under the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on its way to an anchorage off Annapolis, The Baltimore Sun reports. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 18 Apr. 2022 Once refloated, the Ever Forward was weighed down again by water tanks to ensure safe passage under the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on its way to an anchorage off Annapolis, The Baltimore Sun reported. CBS News, 17 Apr. 2022 Basic boat charge $1,850 per day, which includes anchorage fees and permits, plus $195 per adult, per day. Washington Post, 15 Apr. 2022 Due to the area's rugged landscape, all of the main supporting elements -- the 156-meter-high tower, the bridge approach slab on one end of the structure and the tunnel anchorage on the other end of the structure -- are built upon steep slopes. Maggie Hiufu Wong, CNN, 17 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of anchorage

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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11 May 2022

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“Anchorage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anchorage. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for anchorage

anchorage

noun
an·​chor·​age | \ ˈaŋ-kə-rij How to pronounce anchorage (audio) \

Kids Definition of anchorage

: a place where boats can be anchored

anchorage

noun
an·​chor·​age | \ ˈaŋ-k(ə-)rij How to pronounce anchorage (audio) \

Medical Definition of anchorage

1 : the act of securing or fastening firmly
2 : something (as a tooth) that provides a secure hold anchorage for a dental plate
3 : a point or frame of psychological reference

Anchorage geographical name

An·​chor·​age | \ ˈaŋ-k(ə-)rij How to pronounce Anchorage (audio) \

Definition of Anchorage

municipality in south central Alaska at the head of Cook Inlet population 291,826

Note: Anchorage is by far Alaska's most populous city.

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