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Definition of anchorage:

  1. A place suitable for anchoring or where ships anchor; a hold for an anchor.
  2. A toll for anchoring; anchorage duties.
  3. Abode of an anchoret.
  4. Something on which one may depend for security; ground of trust.
  5. Something which holds like an anchor; a hold; as, the anchorages of the Brooklyn Bridge.
  6. The act of anchoring, or the condition of lying at anchor.
  7. The set of anchors belonging to a ship.


harborage, wharf, pier, jetty, refuge, embankment, anchorage ground, landing place, embarcadero, amphibious installation, mooring, breakwater, facilities, berth, quay, resting place, safety, dock, port, haven, harbor.

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