- the person on a team, especially a relay team, who competes last.
- the person farthest to the rear on a tug-of-war team.
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Removing choice is bullying and seems a horrid basis on which to anchor your relationship.
In an interview last week, Jeff Daniels, who plays ACN anchor Will McAvoy, talked to me about this.‘Newsroom’ Premiere: Aaron Sorkin Puts CNN on Blast Over the Boston Bombing|Kevin Fallon|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Moderator Alicia Menendez, an anchor on the Fusion network, asked about the influence of her children.
On Wednesday, anchor Shepard Smith gave Fox News viewers a dose of rationality.Breakdancing Brad Pitt, Chainsaw Massacre Prank, and More Viral Videos|The Daily Beast Video|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When it comes to seamless, even heartwarming, transitions at the anchor desk, NBC and CBS can take lessons from Diane Sawyer.Diane Sawyer's Swan Song: 'ABC World News' Anchor's Warm (and Long) Goodbye|Lloyd Grove|August 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The next day three heavy battleships steamed sluggishly through the Narrows and came to anchor in the bay.The Harbor|Ernest Poole
The ships at anchor in Carlisle Bay were, for the most part, infected with this disease.A History of Epidemics in Britain (Volume I of II)|Charles Creighton
He likewise sailed in a costly ship; its anchor was inlaid with pure gold, and every rope was of twisted silk.The Sand-Hills of Jutland|Hans Christian Andersen
The openings in the reef are few and narrow, so that no ship can anchor near the coral-girt isle.The Cruise of the Mary Rose|William H. G. Kingston
I have been flung from my anchor here, and the waves seem to close over me.Old Kensington|Miss Thackeray
British Dictionary definitions for anchor
- a metal cramp, bolt, or similar fitting, esp one used to make a connection to masonry
- (as modifier)anchor bolt; anchor plate