- 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 anchoring
Anchoring this cast is the well-known actor Makram Khoury, who also appeared in a question-and-answer session after the film.'It's Better To Jump' Tackles Gentrification in Akka|Matt Lerner|November 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Although she was sometimes described as ‘wild’ herself, she was actually a calming, anchoring influence on Harry.
Olbermann did plenty of promotional tweets when he was anchoring.Keith Olbermann’s Angry Email Trail Traces Breakup With Current TV|Howard Kurtz|April 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
ABC's Diane Sawyer is anchoring a special on the new material Tuesday night.
And on the April 2007 day that the three were exonerated, she found it necessary to be elsewhere instead of anchoring her show.
We had baffling winds all day; but in the evening succeeded in reaching the harbour, and anchoring nearly in our old berth.
He proceeded, anchoring first at Trinidad and then at where Crescent City was later located.A Backward Glance at Eighty|Charles A. Murdock
But Rupert succeeded in running into Tynemouth, and, anchoring outside the bar, landed by means of boats.Rupert Prince Palatine|Eva Scott
He was strongly opposed to anchoring the sloop so near the shore.Young Lion of the Woods|Thomas Barlow Smith
The latter serve for anchoring the bug, and the piercing apparatus is then pushed out.Handbook of Medical Entomology|William Albert Riley
British Dictionary definitions for anchoring
- a metal cramp, bolt, or similar fitting, esp one used to make a connection to masonry
- (as modifier)anchor bolt; anchor plate