anchorage

See also: Anchorage

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

anchor +‎ -age

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈæŋkəɹɪdʒ/
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NounEdit

anchorage (countable and uncountable, plural anchorages)

  1. (nautical) A harbor, river, or offshore area that can accommodate a ship at anchor, either for quarantine, queuing, or discharge.[1].
  2. (nautical) A fee charged for anchoring.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Johnson to this entry?)
  3. That into which something is anchored or fastened.
    the anchorages of the Brooklyn Bridge
  4. (medicine) The surgical fixation of prolapsed organs.
  5. The act of anchoring, or the condition of lying at anchor.
    • 1866, Augusta Webster (transl.), The Prometheus Bound of Æschylus, page 66, lines 1001–1002
      And yet 'twas by such braggart vaunts as these
      Thou broughtst thee to this woeful anchorage.
  6. The set of anchors belonging to a ship.
  7. The retreat of a hermit, or anchorite.
  8. (figuratively) Something on which one may depend for security; ground of trust.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ US FM 55-15 TRANSPORTATION REFERENCE DATA; 9 June 1886