Meaning of “anchor tenant” in the English Dictionary

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anchor tenantnoun [ C ]

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PROPERTY the first and usually the biggest company to rent space in a shopping centre or other building, who it is hoped will attract other businesses:

They are still seeking an anchor tenant for the skyscraper, which could be built by the end of summer 2012.

(Definition of “anchor tenant” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)