at anchor

at anchor
phrasal being anchored

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • At anchor — 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

  • at anchor — phrasal : being anchored (as to the bottom by an anchor or to a buoy secured to the bottom) a ship riding at anchor in the bay used also in law of a vessel moored to a dock * * * at anchor Anchored • • • Main Entry: ↑anchor * * * (of a ship)… …   Useful english dictionary

  • at anchor — {adj. phr.} Held by an anchor from floating away; anchored. * /The ship rode at anchor in the harbor./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • at anchor — {adj. phr.} Held by an anchor from floating away; anchored. * /The ship rode at anchor in the harbor./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • at\ anchor — adj. phr. Held by an anchor from floating away; anchored. The ship rode at anchor in the harbor …   Словарь американских идиом

  • at anchor — moored with an anchor. → anchor …   English new terms dictionary

  • at anchor — idi+navig. kept in place by an anchor …   From formal English to slang

  • ride at anchor — To be anchored • • • Main Entry: ↑anchor * * * ride at anchor phrase if a ship rides at anchor, it is fixed to the bottom of the sea by an anchor Thesaurus: what ships and boats dohyponym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • ride at anchor — if a ship rides at anchor, it is fixed to the bottom of the sea by an anchor …   English dictionary

  • lying at anchor — A vessel floating on the water, but held by her cable and anchor. Reid v Lancaster Fire Ins. Co. 19 Hun 284, 285 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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