- 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)
Origin of anchor
Examples from the Web for unanchored
Historical Examples of unanchored
Like Joshua in earlier days, my mind is unpiloted and unanchored.
A stout cable is anchored in mid-stream, and the ferry-boat attached to its unanchored end.Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life
Thomas Wallace Knox
- a metal cramp, bolt, or similar fitting, esp one used to make a connection to masonry
- (as modifier)anchor bolt; anchor plate
Word Origin for anchor
Old English ancor, borrowed 9c. from Latin ancora "anchor," from or cognate with Greek ankyra "anchor, hook" (see ankle). A very early borrowing and said to be the only Latin nautical term used in the Germanic languages. The -ch- form emerged late 16c., a pedantic imitation of a corrupt spelling of the Latin word. The figurative sense of "that which gives stability or security" is from late 14c. Meaning "host or presenter of a TV or radio program" is from 1965, short for anchorman.
c.1200, from anchor (n.). Related: Anchored; anchoring.