Definition of anchorwoman in English:

anchorwoman

noun

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

    • ‘He doesn't hide behind the BBC anchorman mask to dodge the question.’
    • ‘An established and highly credited news anchorman for over thirty years has seemingly put his career on the line over the story of the questionable documents.’
    • ‘At lunchtime on the day of the party, the BBC's avuncular anchorman David Dimbleby introduced a montage of pop footage.’
    • ‘The anchormen are dropping out all over the networks.’
    • ‘John and Jimmy even plead with the blow-dried anchorman at a local TV station to air a special report on Mikey.’
    • ‘When Bruce is passed over for the news anchorman job he covets, he turns his gaze heavenward and curses God for his ill fortune.’
    • ‘At the age of 21, he became the youngest ever anchorman in regional television.’
    • ‘He was watching the documentary, which featured interviews with several anchormen of the 1970s.’
    • ‘High-definition TV means watching a picture so sharp you can count the hairs on an anchorman's nose.’
    • ‘John Humphrys and Jeremy Paxman, veteran anchormen of the flagship BBC Today and Newsnight programmes, today do a far better job of hauling government ministers over the coals than any ineffectual parliamentary opposition member.’
    • ‘TV news executives must think it's acceptable for anchormen and game show hosts to be considered interchangeable.’
    • ‘The evening news programs and their avuncular anchormen, in particular, fulfill a quite significant function.’
    • ‘To explore the fundamental ways network news has changed, we asked all three anchormen to look at tapes of their broadcasts from the first month that each of them sat in the anchor's chair.’
    • ‘She describes a CBS News anchorman as "badgering" her in a notorious interview which appeared to reveal her as woefully under-informed and ill-read.’
    • ‘Joyce moved her chair so that she could see the anchormen's familiar faces and hear their dispassionate voices.’
    • ‘The anchorman turned it over to a reporter at the scene.’
    • ‘He becomes Ron: the shallow-but-photogenic anchorman whose back-stage pettiness contradicts his on-screen friendliness.’
    • ‘We say a tearful good bye to legendary anchorman and the standard of journalist integrity, Dan Rather.’
    • ‘Carrey's primary goal is to become the new anchorman at the station.’
    • ‘Can it even be reinvented in the aftermath of the departure of two of the anchormen and the inevitable retirement of Peter?’
    • ‘Channel 4 reporter and anchorman Krishnan Guru-Murthy had just finished his midday rapid-fire barrage of breaking bad news.’
    • ‘Having watched what happened with my father as an anchorman, I understand that the idea is that news has a problem: they're losing viewers.’
    • ‘The anchormen were the pivot points of American culture.’
    • ‘A former television anchorman is now mayor of Albuquerque, New Mexico.’
    • ‘Can you just imagine how today's anchormen would have reported the discovery of crematoria and concentration camps in World War II?’
    • ‘His father's career as an anchorman and TV news reporter was clearly formative, but his own early career in sitcoms and soaps is likely more crucial.’
    • ‘If we keep exposing the incompetence of veteran anchormen, they won't be able to write us off as amateurs.’
    • ‘A couple of us were interviewed on a beach outside Cairns in Queensland by a television anchorman from the Discovery Channel.’
    • ‘He is one of the nation's top anchormen and a new poll just named him the most trusted newscaster in America.’
    • ‘One of British television's most experienced and best-known news anchormen will be taking part in the Business and Environment Conference near York later this month.’
    • ‘There is news of war victories, and the anchorman soothingly assures viewers that peace will come soon.’
    • ‘Unlike anchormen at radio or TV stations who are usually backed up by a big team of project directors and copywriters, Amu has to do his job in an almost solely do-it-yourself way.’
  • 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.’
    • ‘Mathews would handle the baton on the second leg, and then Rudolph would hand off to anchorwoman Isabelle Daniels.’
    • ‘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’

Pronunciation:

anchorwoman

/ˈaNGkərˌwo͝omən/