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anchorman (n.)

1903, "last man of a tug-of-war team," from anchor (n.) + man (n.). Later, "one who runs last in a relay race" (1934). Transferred sense "host or presenter of a TV or radio program" is from 1958.

updated on September 21, 2022

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Definitions of anchorman from WordNet

anchorman (n.)
a television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contribute;
Synonyms: anchor / anchorperson
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