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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of anchor.
  • adj. Having the extremities turned back, like the flukes of an anchor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Held by an anchor; at anchor; held safely; ; also, shaped like an anchor; forked.
  • adj. Having the extremities turned back, like the flukes of an anchor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Held by an anchor.
  • Shaped like an anchor; fluked; forked.
  • In heraldry, an epithet applied to a cross whose extremities are turned back like the flukes of an anchor. Equivalent forms are ancrée, ancred, anchry.
  • In billiards, said of two object-balls which, with the cue-ball near, straddle a short line close to the cushion, because a player can hold them long in that position by playing alternately from side to side. This is possible only in games of balk-line billiards, and since 1893 has been barred among the best players.

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