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anchorwoman

[ang-ker-woo m-uh n] /ˈæŋ kərˌwʊm ən/
noun, plural anchorwomen. Radio and Television.
1.
a woman who anchors a program of news, sports, etc.; anchor.
Origin of anchorwoman
1970-1975
First recorded in 1970-75; anchor(man) + -woman
Usage note
See -woman.
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British Dictionary definitions for anchorwoman

anchorwoman

/ˈæŋkəˌwʊmən/
noun (pl) -women
1.
(sport) the last woman in a team to compete, esp in a relay race
2.
Also called anchor, presenter. (in broadcasting) a woman in a central studio who links up and maintains contact with various outside camera units, reporters, etc
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