- 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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A really sophisticated VR experience usually needs some kind of computer anchor to deliver truly immersive games and experiences.Electronics and exercise gear that make excellent gifts|PopSci Commerce Team|October 8, 2020|Popular Science
Kenya in 2007 had no comparable institutional anchors to help ensure post-election stability.Election Violence In November? Here’s What The Research Says|LGBTQ-Editor|October 2, 2020|No Straight News
When the cameras turned off and news anchors left their posts on the Gulf Coast after 2010’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill, residents were left to fend for themselves.Erin Brockovich has given up on the federal government saving the environment|Nicole Goodkind|September 25, 2020|Fortune
In a recent video interview, he laid out the company’s case for expansion amid the tumult, saying that Lululemon’s stores are small and profitable, while serving as an anchor for the brand’s loyal customers.Lululemon still plans to open more stores even as the pandemic ravages the retail landscape|Rachel King|September 18, 2020|Fortune
A few ways you can optimize your content for the featured snippet box are posing a question in a header and then concisely answering the question directly below, including FAQ schema, and providing a table of contents with anchor links.Content creation guide: How to effectively think of SEO at every stage|Kelsey Raymond|June 19, 2020|Search Engine Watch
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
And Dabis, making her debut in front of the camera, does a fine job anchoring the film as its severely conflicted protagonist.Charming ‘May in the Summer’ Kicks Off the 2013 Sundance Film Festival|Marlow Stern|January 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“In my opinion, he was very rude,” recalled Hughes, who was co-anchoring the podcast with right-wing talk jock Rusty Humphries.New Tea Party News Network Defining Conservative Brand and Mission|Lloyd Grove|November 13, 2012|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
After anchoring the wind was variable and light from the western quarter but during the night there was a heavy swell.
They quickly launched it and rowed to the far side of the lake, anchoring near a stretch of lily pads.The Missing Formula|Mildred A. Wirt, AKA Ann Wirt
They went to another bollard and there, the mariner anchoring himself, she began to talk.The Beach of Dreams|H. De Vere Stacpoole
Mate, on a supply-launch that went in and out to and from the transports, that were continually anchoring in the bay.Tramping on Life|Harry Kemp
The wind favored her again, and she got over the bar and through the breakers, anchoring at nightfall in seven fathoms of water.South American Fights and Fighters|Cyrus Townsend Brady
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