a city in S Anhui province, in E China, on the Chang Jiang: former capital of Anhui.
a city in E China, in SW Anhui province on the Yangtze River: famous seven-storeyed pagoda. Pop: 686 000 (2005 est)
a dried poblano chili pepper. Contemporary Examples Dark and Spicy Mexican Hot Chocolate Chile ancho powder is a versatile spice derived from dry Mexican ancho chiles. How Top Chefs Stay Thin Rachel Syme December 14, 2009
any of various devices dropped by a chain, cable, or rope to the bottom of a body of water for preventing or restricting the motion of a vessel or other floating object, typically having broad, hooklike arms that bury themselves in the bottom to provide a firm hold. any similar device for holding fast or […]
- Anchor ball
a day shape consisting of a black ball not less than 2 feet (0.6 meters) in diameter, displayed in the fore rigging of a vessel at anchor.
- Anchor bed
a sloping, slightly projecting platform on the forecastle of a ship, for supporting an anchor when not in use.