anchor

Part of speech: verb

To secure by an anchor; come to anchor; lie at anchor; fix; fasten.

Part of speech: noun

An implement for holding a vessel to the bottom by means of a connecting cable.

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Usage examples "anchor":

  1. The Spindrift lay secure at her anchor. - "The Simpkins Plot", George A. Birmingham.
  2. They might anchor the submarine some distance away, replied Ned, and lay an air- hose along the bottom. - "Boy Scouts in a Submarine", G. Harvey Ralphson.
  3. When you are above this second point, on the west shore, you may take what part of the channel you please, or anchor wherever you wish, there being nothing in the way from shore to shore. - "An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island", John Hunter.