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anchor

(ang'ker),
Any device that fixes the position of an object with respect to its surroundings.
[M.E. anker, fr. O.E. ancor, fr. L. ancora, fr. G. ankyra]

anchor

A clinical trial term of art for a planned activity, often marking the transition between epochs (stages) or elements of a clinical study plan—e.g., FP/FV (first patient/first visit).

anchor

(ang′kŏr) [L. ancora, anchora, fr Gr. ankyra, anchor]
1. Any structure that provides stability for a prosthetic dental appliance, e.g., a crown, bridge, or denture. The anchor may be a metal implant, a natural tooth, or part of a fixed bridge.
2. In emergency medicine, to tie or attach a rope or sling so it will not move and can support the weight of the rescuers, basket, and patient.
3. A tree, rock, door casing, or other strong stable device that will not move when a rescuer and patient's weight are attached to it.
4. In cell biology, a scaffold within the cell or its membranes, on which enzymes or other important molecules are suspended.
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There it collected numerous relics of the wreck-- iron utensils, anchors, pulley-strops, swivel-guns, an 18 lb.
I hastened to the aperture, and under the crustations of coral, covered with fungi, I recognised certain debris that the drags had not been able to tear up--iron stirrups, anchors, cannons, bullets, capstan fittings, the stem of a ship, all objects clearly proving the wreck of some vessel, and now carpeted with living flowers.
The hours struck clear in the cabin; the nosing bows slapped and scuffled with the seas; the fo'c'sle stovepipe hissed and sputtered as the spray caught it; and the boys slept on, while Disko, Long Jack, Tom Plait, and Uncle Salters, each in turn, stumped aft to look at the wheel, forward to see that the anchor held, or to veer out a little more cable against chafing, with a glance at the dim anchor-light between each round.
By a simple system of floats, weights, and anchors, thousands of hooks, each on a separate leader, are suspended at a distance of from six inches to a foot above the bottom.
The customer required AKF to deliver the anchors with a customised swivel mounted directly on the anchor stock.
In our best year to date, we are excited about our continuing contributions and innovations in rooftop solar attachments, which includes the U-Anchor 2600 Asphalt and the U-Anchor 2600 Coatings," said Joel Stanley, president of Anchor Products, LLC.
8220;Now, our vertical rescue solutions include the best anchor products for a wide range of applications and environments.
These Anchor sets also had a cross member added to provide support.
Probably our most common depth to anchor in is 120 to 140, but we'll also go out and anchor as deep as 240 or 300, because that's where some of our wrecks are.
Treat yourself to your favourite pud topped with delicious Anchor whipped cream.
When anchoring in a crowded area, power-set the anchor at a 5:1 scope by backing slowly, then reduce scope as much as needed once it's firmly set.
Their holding capacity is generated by the resistance of the wedge of seabed in front of the anchor fluke.