- 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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Search engines favor smooth growth, a structured anchor list and a natural-looking link profile.Crowd Marketing: Fears, perks and a comprehensive Guide|Sponsored Content: Natural Links|November 20, 2020|Search Engine Land
Coil of disconcertingly abraded rope donated by a buddy who actually understands knots and anchors—check.
Work on the anchors, experiment with different types of content and always make sure you create unique content.
There are many interesting companies up there, but it’s not reflective of the fact that Amazon and Microsoft are anchor companies.Why so many valuable startups seem like the dumbest idea at first|Lucinda Shen|November 13, 2020|Fortune
Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz resigned recently after admitting he’d sexted with a local news anchor who is not his wife.Cal Cunningham lost. Katie Hill resigned. Are we still put off by sex scandals?|Lisa Bonos|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
Unfortunately, popular understandings of the bigot remain anchored in an earlier time.
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
The ship has anchored in the province of Ylocos, eighty leguas from here, as the weather does not permit it to come to this port.
Anchored at Imbros when I got a cable asking me what forces I shall need to carry right through to a finish.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
At half-past five o'clock we anchored with our companions near the usual place.
It looked so rich and beautiful that the ships anchored once more, and the admiral ordered the sick men to be taken on shore.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin|Mary Hazelton Wade
And the following afternoon we anchored at about half a mile from the sandy beach of Careening Bay.
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