Definition of crown and anchor in English:

crown and anchor

noun

  • [mass noun] A gambling game played with three dice each bearing a crown, an anchor, and the four card suits, and played on a board similarly marked.

    • ‘The camp organised an ice hockey match in the morning followed by a funfair to include roulette, crown and anchor, the three card trick and horse racing.’
    • ‘Cards and crown and anchor boards were pushed to one side.’
    • ‘Multiplying their winnings at a crown and anchor game, they attract the unwanted attentions of a crime boss.’