anchorage

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

anchor +‎ -age

Noun[edit]

anchorage (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.
  6. The set of anchors belonging to a ship.
  7. (figuratively) Something on which one may depend for security; ground of trust.

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