anchorman

noun an·chor·man \ ˈaŋ-kər-ˌman \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of anchorman

1 : a person who is last: such 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 : a broadcaster (as on a news program) who introduces reports by other broadcasters and usually reads the news
3 : moderator 2c

Recent Examples of anchorman from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'anchorman.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of anchorman

1912


ANCHORMAN Defined for English Language Learners

anchorman

noun

Definition of anchorman for English Language Learners

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


Learn More about anchorman


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up anchorman? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

the significant part of a grievance

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Star Wars Words Quiz

  • cu-jedi-training
  • The bounty portion of bounty hunters (such as Boba Fett) comes from a Latin word meaning
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!