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Dictionary definition for: Anchor

1. (n) a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving

2. (v) fix firmly and stably; "anchor the lamppost in concrete"

3. (n) a central cohesive source of support and stability; "faith is his anchor" "the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money" "he is the linchpin of this firm"

4. (v) secure a vessel with an anchor; "We anchored at Baltimore"

5. (n) a television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contribute

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