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See also: Anchorage
- (nautical) A harbor, river, or offshore area that can accommodate a ship at anchor, either for quarantine, queuing, or discharge.
- (nautical) A fee charged for anchoring.
- Anchorage is five pounds a night outside the harbour.
- That into which something is anchored or fastened.
- the anchorages of the Brooklyn Bridge
- (medicine) The surgical fixation of prolapsed organs.
- The act of anchoring, or the condition of lying at anchor.
- 1866, Augusta Webster (translator), 'The Prometheus Bound of Æschylus, lines 1001–1002, page 66:
- And yet 'twas by such braggart vaunts as these
Thou broughtst thee to this woeful anchorage.
- The set of anchors belonging to a ship.
- The retreat of a hermit, or anchorite.
- (figuratively) Something on which one may depend for security; ground of trust.
place for anchoring
fee for anchoring
that to which something is anchored
- ^ US FM 55-15 TRANSPORTATION REFERENCE DATA; 9 June 1886