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anchorman

[ ang-ker-man, -muhn ]
/ ˈæŋ kərˌmæn, -mən /
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noun, plural an·chor·men [ang-ker-men, -muhn]. /ˈæŋ kərˌmɛn, -mən/.

Radio and Television. anchor (def. 6).

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Origin of anchorman

1910–15 for def. 1; 1955–60 for def. 2; anchor + man
See -man.
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British Dictionary definitions for anchorman

anchorman
/ (ˈæŋkəmæn) /

noun plural -men

sport the last person in a team to compete, esp in a relay race
Also called: anchor, presenter (in broadcasting) a person in a central studio who links up and maintains contact with various outside camera units, reporters, etc
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