an·​chor·​man | \ ˈaŋ-kər-ˌman How to pronounce anchorman (audio) \

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

Examples of anchorman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The idea of a TV anchorman switching gears in his 70s and embracing the challenges of acting in major films might have been a topic for one of Bernson's own television features. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "At 74, this Louisville TV anchor is reinventing himself with Hollywood movie roles," 12 Dec. 2019 Tokuda, who got her start in Seattle, said the 1980s were still a time when some anchormen, and even cameramen, refused to work with a woman. Peter Hartlaub,, "A tribute to Wendy Tokuda, Dave McElhatton and the golden age of TV news," 13 Dec. 2019 Chris Pine plays legendary anchorman Walter Cronkite in a story set on the day Cronkite must report the assassination of President Kennedy. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, "AFM: 'The Current War' Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon Joins 'Newsflash'," 7 Nov. 2019 In 2001, CBS News announced that an employee in anchorman Dan Rather’s office had tested positive for skin anthrax., "In 1648, Boston shoemakers were authorized to form a guild to protect their interests; it’s the first American labor organization on record.," 18 Oct. 2019 Hilarity ensues when a veteran anchorman refuses to adhere to corporate standards. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV for Oct. 6-12: ‘Throne of Blood’ and more," 4 Oct. 2019 Mills said he is concerned the youngest generation may not learn from what anchorman Tom Brokaw dubbed the Greatest Generation. John Fritze, USA TODAY, "'We changed the world': Now in their 90s, WWII veterans gather in Normandy for D-Day anniversary," 6 June 2019 For some four decades Mike Wallace was as famous as a television journalist could get without being a network anchorman. Mark Feeney,, "Documentary ‘Mike Wallace Is Here’ is a slam-bang look at a slam-bang interviewer," 31 July 2019 Landscape with Rain, It’s hard to imagine a better anchorman for the Cosmic Impact Channel than Lyall Watson, a prolific South African writer and naturalist somewhere on the spectrum between crank and polymath. Julian Lucas, Harper's magazine, "New Books," 22 July 2019

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First Known Use of anchorman

1907, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Anchorman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of anchorman

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

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