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

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The most likely explanation is that spending a few days in the company of a network anchorman appealed to the President’s vanity. John Cassidy, The New Yorker, "The Stephanopoulos Interview Is Another Fine Mess for Trump," 15 June 2019 Cranston stars as fictional TV news anchorman Howard Beale in Network. Ale Russian,, "Bryan Cranston Wins His Second Tony Award: 'Finally, a Straight Old White Man Gets a Break!'," 9 June 2019 The record-setting rain, linked to Subtropical Storm Alberto, is blamed for mudslides, flash floods, a breached dam, and the deaths of a TV anchorman and photojournalist. Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "A dark road, a rush of mud and suddenly 2 NC men found their truck shoved into river," 30 May 2018 The diminutive Uruguayan looks to be the ball-playing midfield anchorman Arsenal has needed for years, fixing a department that had become one of Wenger’s curious blind spots. Steve Douglas, The Seattle Times, "Life after Wenger looking rosy for Arsenal with Emery," 8 Oct. 2018 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,, "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,, "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., "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,, "World Cup Countdown: Eriksen leads Denmark team looking to replicate 1992 heroics," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of anchorman

1912, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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