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adjective Heraldry. (of a cross)
  1. having the end of each limb divided and carved outward like the flukes of an anchor; moline: a cross ancré.
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Also anchory.

Origin of ancré

< French, equivalent to anchre anchor + (< Latin -ātus -ate1)
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Examples from the Web for ancre

Historical Examples of ancre

  • The trees in the Ancre River Valley made all that 43marshy meadow like a forest.

    The Old Front Line

    John Masefield

  • The difference between the nun and the ancre is made clear by these passages.

  • Before night they were ordered to take their stand on the old Ancre defences.

  • They expected the greatest weight to be felt towards the Ancre.

  • North of the Ancre an enemy transport was successfully engaged.

    America's War for Humanity

    Thomas Herbert Russell