- the person on a team, especially a relay team, who competes last.
- the person farthest to the rear on a tug-of-war team.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Example sentences from the Web for anchored
This mid-election cycle enthusiasm is anchored in recent polling and other factors, Republican strategists and pollsters say.Yes Republicans, Tell Us Again How You Hate Obamacare|Jamelle Bouie|January 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Articulating a strong pro-growth message that is anchored in the bedrock of a strong education would be a nice place to start.An Inconvenient Truth: Neither Party Is Serious About Diversity|Ron Christie|December 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
IDF's Military Advocate General: legality of training is anchored in principles of 'belligerent occupation.'
Ben-Gurion kept his word, and the Orthodox monopoly was anchored in other developments, as well.Breaking Down Israel’s Orthodox Monopoly, One Rabbi at a Time|Brent E. Sasley|May 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Inventors worked on tornado-safe beds, anchored by foam-lined steel bunkers instead of box springs.Moore, Oklahoma, May Be the Tornado Capital of America|Eliza Shapiro|May 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But Newcastle's orders remained peremptory, and on the 14th he sailed with eighteen ships, and anchored in the Downs on the 17th.Naval Warfare|James R. Thursfield
The next day they anchored off Cape Palmas, the headquarters of the Kroomen.By Sheer Pluck|G. A. Henty
The English sent fire ships into the Spanish fleet when it was anchored, causing it's ships to disperse in a panic.Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed.|S. A. Reilly
Congo in sight, and schooner, the latter coming up the river; anchored here.Cornish Characters|S. Baring-Gould
As Schneider made this comment he set shoulder against the root-threaded mound that anchored the fallen pine.Our Young Aeroplane Scouts in Germany|Horace Porter
British Dictionary definitions for anchored
- a metal cramp, bolt, or similar fitting, esp one used to make a connection to masonry
- (as modifier)anchor bolt; anchor plate