- 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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And beware the perky morning anchors with their inane questions (Aretha Franklin).
Costumes worn by each reinvented persona act—in all their extravagant glory—serve as the anchors for the exhibit.
ABC News today announced new roles for anchors Diane Sawyer, George Stephanopoulos and David Muir.
According to Newseum Curator Carrie Christoffersen, the brush signifies the “vanity required by anchors in the 1970s.”Anchorman 2’s PR Blitz: Dodge Durangos, Daft Punk, Rob Ford’s Campaign Song, and Whiskey|Marlow Stern|November 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
She was on CNBC and three different of their anchors tried to win an argument with her, and she is just too smart.Scandal’s Lisa Kudrow on Sexism in Politics (and That Epic Rant)|Kevin Fallon|November 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
On the night of April 30th a strong gale blew nearly all night, and the Pasha signalled to the Khedive to drop two anchors.
Now what is the best to use with these anchors—chain or rope?On Yachts and Yacht Handling|Thomas Fleming Day
Within a few days the remnant of the defeated fleet had been surrendered or burned at its anchors.Famous Sea Fights|John Richard Hale
Like the Malahini, those that had third anchors were preparing to drop them when the wind showed what quarter it was to blow from.A Son Of The Sun|Jack London
Now you lubberly sons of swabs have got me on a lee-shore with all anchors draggin!Cursed|George Allan England
British Dictionary definitions for anchors (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for anchors (2 of 2)
- a metal cramp, bolt, or similar fitting, esp one used to make a connection to masonry
- (as modifier)anchor bolt; anchor plate