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English definition of “anchor”

anchor

noun [C] (HEAVY WEIGHT)   /ˈæŋ·kər/
a heavy metal object attached to a boat by a rope or chain that, when dropped into the water and resting on the bottom, keeps the boat from moving: We dropped the anchor and took out our fishing rods. An anchor is also someone or something that gives support when needed: She’s looking for a spiritual anchor.
(Definition of anchor noun (HEAVY WEIGHT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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