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anchor ring

Torus \To"rus\ (t[=o]"r[u^]s), n.; pl. Tori (t[=o]"r[imac]). [L., a round, swelling, or bulging place, an elevation. Cf. 3d Tore.]

  1. (Arch.) A large molding used in the bases of columns. Its profile is semicircular. See Illust. of Molding.
    --Brande & C.

  2. (Zo["o]l.) One of the ventral parapodia of tubicolous annelids. It usually has the form of an oblong thickening or elevation of the integument with rows of uncini or hooks along the center. See Illust. under Tubicol[ae].

  3. (Bot.) The receptacle, or part of the flower on which the carpels stand.

  4. (Geom.)

    1. The surface described by the circumference of a circle revolving about a straight line in its own plane.

    2. The solid inclosed by such a surface; -- sometimes called an anchor ring.

      Syn: Syn.
      --3d Tore[2].

anchor ring

n. a toroidal shape; "a ring of ships in the harbor"; "a halo of smoke" [syn: ring, halo, annulus, anulus, doughnut]

Usage examples of "anchor ring".

The cable reeved through the anchor ring followed like the body of a striking snake.

No note, no message, nothing to prove she'd ever been there, not even his old gold anchor ring that he'd been so proud to give her at their wedding.

The dirigible quivered as her steerable tiltmotors held the nose threaded into the anchor ring of the tower.

More clicks and jolts as the anchor ring moved to thread the docking cable through the airship's loops, then cast them loose.