- an anchor used to hold a mooring buoy or a channel marker in place
The anchor was instantly dropped, and the chain ran rattling through the port-hole
He remained gloomy, anchoring himself to his desk.
But indeed which could not be call'd either anchor or cleed; however, it was the best I could make of its kind
Xury said it was a lyon, and it might be so for ought I know; but poor Xury cryed to me to weigh the anchor and row away
So I came to an anchor; for I had made me a kind of an anchor with a piece of a broken cleek, which I got out of the ship.
Interests are anchors, and I believe they will bring peace and even happiness in the end. ——A.C.Benson
Ten minutes afterwards, the sails were furled, and they cast anchor about a hundred fathoms from the little harbor
Thomas squatted on the forward deck, whistling tunelessly, polishing the bronze spool of the anchor winch
If any ship or aircraft from abroad, for reasons beyond control, is forced to anchor or to land elsewhere than at a frontier port in China
The vessel tax of anchorage is 5,000 dollars per year.