anchor anchor  /ˈæŋ kər/


  1. (n) a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving
  2. (n) a central cohesive source of support and stability
  3. (n) a television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contribute
  4. (v) fix firmly and stably
  5. (v) secure a vessel with an anchor

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  1. Ever since Pan American Airways established tiny Wake Island as the third stop to from China, the airport's chief ornamental feature has been an old anchor.
  2. A veteran New York City news anchor flubs a line and an obscene catch phrase goes viral on the Internet.
  3. The theory seems to be: if the anchor does not hold, cut it free and drift with the tide.


  1. KSTP anchor Bill Lunn apologizes for accidental slur

    KSTP-TV anchor Bill Lunn is in the hot seat after stumbling over a word on Tuesday's evening newscast.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Pioneer Press

  2. CBS anchor Scott Pelley throws a fit over the network’s big State Department scoop

    CBS anchor Scott Pelley was furious after John Miller’s scoop about the State Department sex scandal broke not on his “CBS Evening News,” but...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: New York Post

  3. TV News Anchor Alexis de Lancer Bleeds on Live Broadcast (Video)

    TV news anchor Alexis de Lancer was recently ending his newscast on Canada's RDI network when he got a nosebleed (video below). He tried to wipe away the blood to no avail, which made some viewers anxious and worried. However, de Lancer later tweeted in French on Twitter that he was okay and that the nosebleed was just “bad timing” Despite the nosebleed, de Lancer kept his composure and ended ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Opposing Views

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  1. "Walter was always more than just an anchor," President Obama said Friday in a prepared statement. "He was someone we could trust to guide us through the most important issues of the day; a voice of certainty in an uncertain world. He was...
    on Jul 18, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: ABC News

  2. "I was watching Michael Phelps after the anchor leg touched," Bush said. "The whole thing is genuine. That's the good thing about the Olympics."
    on Aug 11, 2008 By: President Bush Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "I do think we return the best guard in the country and the best big man in the country," said head coach Bill Self. "I think if you're going to start a team, why not have an anchor and why not have a guard? They have a chance to do what they...
    on Apr 13, 2009 By: Bill Self Source:

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