anchor ring
Torus To"rus (t[=o]"r[u^]s), n.; pl. {Tori} (t[=o]"r[imac]). [L., a round, swelling, or bulging place, an elevation. Cf. 3d {Tore}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Arch.) A large molding used in the bases of columns. Its profile is semicircular. See Illust. of {Molding.} --Brande & C. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) One of the ventral parapodia of tubicolous annelids. It usually has the form of an oblong thickening or elevation of the integument with rows of uncini or hooks along the center. See Illust. under {Tubicol[ae]}. [1913 Webster]

3. (Bot.) The receptacle, or part of the flower on which the carpels stand. [1913 Webster]

4. (Geom.) (a) The surface described by the circumference of a circle revolving about a straight line in its own plane. (b) The solid inclosed by such a surface; -- sometimes called an {anchor ring}.

Syn: Syn. --3d Tore[2]. [1913 Webster]


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  • Anchor ring — Anchor An chor ([a^][ng] k[ e]r), n. [OE. anker, AS. ancor, oncer, L. ancora, sometimes spelt anchora, fr. Gr. a gkyra, akin to E. angle: cf. F. ancre. See {Angle}, n.] 1. A iron instrument which is attached to a ship by a cable (rope or chain),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anchor ring — /ˈæŋkə rɪŋ/ (say angkuh ring) noun 1. the ring which connects an anchor to its chain. 2. Geometry → torus (def. 2) …   Australian English dictionary

  • anchor-ring — anchˈor ring noun A solid generated by the revolution of a circle about an axis in its plane but not cutting it and not passing through its centre • • • Main Entry: ↑anchor …   Useful english dictionary

  • anchor ring — noun a toroidal shape a ring of ships in the harbor a halo of smoke • Syn: ↑ring, ↑halo, ↑annulus, ↑doughnut • Hypernyms: ↑toroid …   Useful english dictionary

  • anchor ring — Geom. Now Rare. torus (def. 2a). [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • Anchor — An chor ([a^][ng] k[ e]r), n. [OE. anker, AS. ancor, oncer, L. ancora, sometimes spelt anchora, fr. Gr. a gkyra, akin to E. angle: cf. F. ancre. See {Angle}, n.] 1. A iron instrument which is attached to a ship by a cable (rope or chain), and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anchor ice — Anchor An chor ([a^][ng] k[ e]r), n. [OE. anker, AS. ancor, oncer, L. ancora, sometimes spelt anchora, fr. Gr. a gkyra, akin to E. angle: cf. F. ancre. See {Angle}, n.] 1. A iron instrument which is attached to a ship by a cable (rope or chain),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anchor light — Anchor An chor ([a^][ng] k[ e]r), n. [OE. anker, AS. ancor, oncer, L. ancora, sometimes spelt anchora, fr. Gr. a gkyra, akin to E. angle: cf. F. ancre. See {Angle}, n.] 1. A iron instrument which is attached to a ship by a cable (rope or chain),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anchor shot — Anchor An chor ([a^][ng] k[ e]r), n. [OE. anker, AS. ancor, oncer, L. ancora, sometimes spelt anchora, fr. Gr. a gkyra, akin to E. angle: cf. F. ancre. See {Angle}, n.] 1. A iron instrument which is attached to a ship by a cable (rope or chain),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anchor space — Anchor An chor ([a^][ng] k[ e]r), n. [OE. anker, AS. ancor, oncer, L. ancora, sometimes spelt anchora, fr. Gr. a gkyra, akin to E. angle: cf. F. ancre. See {Angle}, n.] 1. A iron instrument which is attached to a ship by a cable (rope or chain),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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