Definition of anchorwoman in English:



  • 1A woman who presents and coordinates a live television or radio programme involving other contributors:

    ‘a veteran television anchorwoman’
    • ‘One of them went on to become a famous television anchorwoman, a legend in her field.’
    • ‘A television anchorwoman who sustained serious injuries in the Potters Bar train crash is improving slightly in hospital.’
    • ‘The anchorwoman chuckled as a mug shot of the perpetrator showed his swollen eyes and blistered nose.’
    • ‘A local news anchorwoman told her producer to book me for her half-hour show where she raved about my book.’
    • ‘Fiona has been GMTV's main anchorwoman, presenting GMTV Today for the last eight years.’
    • ‘Monday was a bad day to be a Wimbledon anchorwoman, but the BBC's Sue Barker was not going to let a few intermittent drips dampen her spirits.’
    • ‘The TV news anchorwoman moved on to another news item, something about a twelve year old who had burned the house down.’
    • ‘You could almost feel the anchorwoman's disappointment as she relayed this bit of information.’
    • ‘The anchorwoman presented this clip as evidence that armed gangs are responsible for the killing and destruction.’
    • ‘A broadcast journalist, West became the first TV anchorwoman in Phoenix in 1976.’
    • ‘You'll be able to keep your career as a rising entertainment-news anchorwoman.’
    • ‘Attending the event will be Radio Four anchorwoman Sue McGregor and former 1960s singer-songwriter turned poet Roger McGough.’
    • ‘The other day I was almost struck mute when the anchorwoman broke the news that four schoolchildren, after pilfering 3,000 yuan from their families, had vanished like a puff of smoke.’
    • ‘The recipe continues in the second series of Tuning Into Children presented by the ever popular BBC anchorwoman.’
    • ‘An anchorwoman was interviewing a grizzled old military man about special-forces operations.’
    • ‘She is a famous local television anchorwoman.’
    • ‘Frail and sallow, he appeared confused as he attempted to answer the anchorwoman's questions.’
    • ‘The anchorwoman was saying that a three-car wreck had occurred at the intersection of Stansky Avenue and Weymouth Road.’
    • ‘Taken from a live report from Leeds, the picture shows the intrepid anchorwoman broadcasting in the light of a full moon.’
    • ‘"My 10-year plan includes becoming a news anchorwoman for a major television network," she said.’
    • ‘When his picture appeared in the little box beside the anchorwoman's head on the news, I knew he was dead, even though the TV was on mute.’
  • 2A female member of a relay team who runs the last leg:

    ‘the team's anchorwoman was the primary reason why they won April's crown’
    • ‘When the anchorwoman for the German 4x100 relay drops the baton with a big lead, he is crestfallen.’
    • ‘Anchorwoman Gemma Tattersall, who could have closed the gap with Germany, was eliminated for a fall when Chico Bella P landed steeply at the drop into the second water complex at fence 18’
    • ‘Mathews would handle the baton on the second leg, and then Rudolph would hand off to anchorwoman Isabelle Daniels.’