- 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.
She added: “NBC News is proud to have David in the important anchor chair of ‘Meet the Press.’ ”David Gregory's 'Meet the Press' Eviction Exposed in Washingtonian Takedown|Lloyd Grove|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Have a kid here –what some pejoratively refer to as an “anchor baby” – and it is tougher to be deported.The Progressive Case Against Birthright Citizenship|Keli Goff|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“When immigrants hear ‘anchor babies,’ they hear ‘they hate us,’” says Sharry.Get Ready to Start Hearing About ‘Executive Amnesty for Anchor Babies’|Eleanor Clift|November 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Tom Brokaw would anchor for hours on end for breaking news events and things like that,” Roker says.
At a quarter past seven he took his leave and we let drop our anchor where we were, off Cape Tekke.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
We embarked on the evening of the 28th of June, and weighed anchor before daybreak of the 29th.
After you have repeated the Correlation, then repeat the two extremes, thus—“Anchor” … “Bolster.”Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
On the 2nd of July, we again attempted to weigh anchor, but with no better success than the day before.
At eight o'clock the next morning we got underweigh; but the Dick in weighing her anchor found both flukes broken off.
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