Anchorage (noun)

  1. A place where a ship or boat can be anchored.
  2. The act or process of anchoring a ship or boat.
  3. A device or structure to which a rope or cable is attached to hold something in place.


From old french ancreage, from ancre "anchor".


  1. The ships were seeking anchorage in the bay during the storm.
  2. The anchorage point was not secure and the boat drifted away.
  3. The anchorage was crowded with boats during the holiday weekend.
  4. The anchorage was the first stop on the cruise itinerary.
  5. The bridge had an anchorage point for the safety harness.
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