Definition of weigh anchor
: to lift the anchor The crew weighed anchor and prepared to sail.
Word by Word Definitions
: to ascertain the heaviness of by or as if by a balance
: a device usually of metal attached to a ship or boat by a cable and cast overboard to hold it in a particular place by means of a fluke that digs into the bottom
: a reliable or principal support : mainstay
: something that serves to hold an object firmly
: to hold in place in the water by an anchor
: to secure firmly : fix
: to act or serve as an anchor for
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