anchorman

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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
3 :moderator 2c

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First Known Use of anchorman

1912


ANCHORMAN Defined for English Language Learners

anchorman

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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


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