of a cross
: having the end of each arm divided into two recurving points like the flukes of an anchor
usually used postpositively
often distinguished from moline

Word History


French ancré, from ancre anchor (from Latin ancora, anchora) + (from Latin -atus ate)

First Known Use

circa 1829, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ancrée was circa 1829

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“Ancrée.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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