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Feminine nouns that begin with a stressed "a-" or "ha-" sound in Spanish use the definite article "el" in the singular.
ancla
feminine noun
1. (nautical) 
a. anchor 
Las anclas se usan mucho como tatuaje.Anchors are often used as tattoos.
Los marineros levantaron el ancla para zarpar.The sailors raised the anchor to set sail.
ancla
Noun
1. (general) 
a. anchor 
echar/levar anclasto drop/weigh anchor
ancla
anchor
echar anclas to drop anchor; levar anclas to weigh anchor
ancla de la esperanza (Náutica) sheet anchor; (única esperanza) last hope
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