Definition of Drop anchor

1. Verb. Secure a vessel with an anchor. "We anchored at Baltimore"

Exact synonyms: Anchor, Cast Anchor
Generic synonyms: Fasten, Fix, Secure
Derivative terms: Anchor, Anchorage, Anchorage

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drop Anchor

drop-leaf table
drop-off charge
drop a bollock
drop a bombshell
drop a brick
drop a dime
drop a hint
drop a line
drop acid
drop anchor (current term)
drop arch
drop away
drop back
drop backs
drop bear
drop bears
drop behind
drop biscuit
drop by
drop by the wayside
drop cap
drop ceiling
drop cloth
drop curtain

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. ..."

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