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anchor

Part of speech: Noun

A heavy iron implement for securing a vessel to the ground under water; that on which dependence is placed for security or stablility; a metallic clamp securing a tie- rod connecting opposite walls to prevent bulging.

Part of speech: Verb

To secure a vessel by a heavy iron implement lowered into the water; grapple; hold fast.

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