Definition of Drop anchor
1. Verb. Secure a vessel with an anchor. "We anchored at Baltimore"
Generic synonyms: Fasten, Fix, Secure
Derivative terms: Anchor, Anchorage, Anchorage
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Literary usage of Drop anchor
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Log of the Snark by Charmian London (1915)
"we left Tahaa, and am going to rest and look, until we drop anchor under the green battlements of ..."
2. Two Summers in Greenland: An Artist's Adventures Among Ice and Islands, in by A[ndreas Christian] Riis Carstensen (1890)
"... weeks in Davis Strait; in two weeks we reach the North Sea, and undergo three weeks' buffeting by the waves —drop anchor in the roads of Copenhagen. ..."
3. Technological Dictionary: English-Spanish and Spanish-English of Words and by Néstor Ponce de León (1920)
"... open, wild road. fondeado (mar.) riding, at anchor. fondear (mar.) to anchor, to cast anchor, to drop anchor, to let go. ..."
4. United States Supreme Court Reports by United States Supreme Court, Walter Malins Rose, Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, LEXIS Law Publishing (1901)
"Thus circumstanced, a calm obliges him to drop anchor to prevent his drifting on shore, and a storm forces him into a bay for shelter. ..."