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anchor light

noun Nautical.
  1. a 32-point light, visible from at least two miles away, shown at night near the bow and not more than 20 feet (6 meters) above the deck of a vessel lying at anchor.
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Also called riding light.
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Historical Examples

  • Our anchor-light was trimmed and lighted and hoisted up, and we went below to our tea, or supper, as sailors generally term it.

    For Treasure Bound

    Harry Collingwood

  • Andrew went below and trimmed the anchor-light; then fastened it firmly to the forestay, and set off across the sands.