- 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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The ongoing campaign utilized primarily PageRank-passing guest blogs with commercial, hard anchor texts.
A wave of retail bankruptcies — including of some of Simon’s most important mall anchors and tenants, such as the department store chains JCPenney and Neiman Marcus — is adding to the pressure.America’s Largest Shopping Mall Owner Gets a New Tenant: Itself|Daniel Malloy|August 20, 2020|Ozy
He spent a year growing that following, throwing everything he had into a career as an online creator with the app as his anchor.TikTok made him famous. Now he’s imagining a world without it|Abby Ohlheiser|August 14, 2020|MIT Technology Review
But, you have less control over the anchor text or the article’s content.Nine mistakes to avoid when contacting websites for backlinks|Raj Dosanjh|July 29, 2020|Search Engine Watch
Short floating attachment anchors sprouted from the dice, like an octopus’s arms, each chemically fused to an antigen protein.How Fake Viruses Can Help Us Make the Best Possible Vaccines|Shelly Fan|July 7, 2020|Singularity Hub
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