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English definition of “anchor”

anchor

noun [C] (SUPPORT)    /ˈæŋ.kər/ US  /-kɚ/
C2 someone or something that gives support when needed: She was my anchor when things were difficult for me. This treaty has been called the anchor (= strongest part) of their foreign policy.Backing, supporting and defendingDefending and protecting
(Definition of anchor noun (SUPPORT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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