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 "anker":

  1. One of them made straight for Anker with outstretched arms, knocked off his hat, and went on with his arm in the air as though nothing had happened. - "Pelle the Conqueror, Vol. 2", Martin Anderson Nexo.
  2. But if such a misfortune should happen that the king should refuse, why, you are man enough to manage the matter yourself, Anker! - "Pelle the Conqueror, Vol. 2", Martin Anderson Nexo.
  3. I had not time to see the iron- works, belonging to Mr. Anker, of Christiania, a man of fortune and enterprise; and I was not very anxious to see them after having viewed those at Laurvig. - "Letters written during a short residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark", Mary Wollstonecraft.