anchorman

noun
an·chor·man | \ˈaŋ-kər-ˌman \

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

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Clooney — whose father worked as a journalist, anchorman and show host — studied broadcast journalism at Kentucky University before deciding to be an actor. Sonaiya Kelley, latimes.com, "George Clooney evokes Edward R. Murrow while receiving AFI's Life Achievement Award," 8 June 2018 The moderators are: Vic Carter, WJZ anchorman; Ann Cotten, director of the Schaefer Center, and Andrew A. Green, editorial page editor for The Sun. David Zurawik, baltimoresun.com, "WJZ gives up an hour of evening news to air Md. gubernatorial debate," 5 June 2018 The Reds have largely rotated between Javi Martinez and Arturo Vidal as their anchorman under Jupp Heynckes this season, with their only other defence-minded midfielder being Niklas Dorsch - who has left to join second-tier side FC Heidenheim. SI.com, "Report: Niko Kovac Eyes Bayern Munich Reunion With Eintracht Frankfurt's Omar Mascarell," 2 June 2018 William Kvist, 33, is the wily anchorman at the base of the midfield, with more than a decade of international experience. Steve Douglas, chicagotribune.com, "World Cup Countdown: Eriksen leads Denmark team looking to replicate 1992 heroics," 24 May 2018 The former anchorman will be replaced by Linda McMahon, a member of Donald Trump’s Cabinet and the Catholic institution’s biggest benefactor. Neil Vigdor, courant.com, "Linda McMahon Replaces Tom Brokaw As Sacred Heart U. Commencement Speaker," 27 Apr. 2018 The report claims that the bidding war could escalate beyond £50m for the 25-year-old, but City refuse to pay over the odds for the anchorman. SI.com, "Man Utd Preparing Monster Bid in Attempt to Beat Rivals City to Key Midfield Target," 9 Apr. 2018 Bryan Cranston was named best actor in a play for his National Theatre performance as a news anchorman who snaps in Network. Jill Lawless, USA TODAY, "'Hamilton' takes 7 prizes at Britain's Olivier Awards," 8 Apr. 2018 One anchorman on a state television news show began a report on Skripal's poisoning with a warning to anyone considering becoming a double agent. Bloomberg.com, "U.K. Military Aiding Probe of Poisoned Former Spy," 9 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of anchorman

1912, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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anchorman

noun

English Language Learners Definition of anchorman

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

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