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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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During May 2010, CalDive provided a work vessel with crane and divers to support AnchorPipe's installation of five hold-down anchor sets on a 20-inch pipeline for Panhandle Energy.
You've got to make sure that your anchor has pre-drilled holes at the head of it and the back of it for the tie wraps to hold the chain for your quick-release mechanism.
With the vessel stopped and your life jacket on, lower the anchor slowly into the water from the bow.
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Anchor rode is the leader between anchor and anchor rope, typically a chain.
There are some new anchors that are unproven, or there is no test data in the public domain: for example the Ultra[R], another shallow concave anchor, and the XYZ[R], a plate, and these might show potential in the future.
One anchor accepts size #6-#14 screws, but only uses a 5/16" drill size.
When an anchor travels, we're very sensitive to the people who cover the region and know it best.
Founded in 1964, the original Anchor Bar restaurant is a Buffalo, NY, destination internationally known for serving up over 1,000 pounds of wings daily to celebrities, political leaders and thousands of customers who seek the unique and great taste of Frank and Teressa's Original Buffalo Wings.
Since the takeover of Anchor by Aria Foods in March, Anchor has been making a name for itself with new packaging designs giving its product portfolio a contemporary appeal that stands out on the shelves.
NORCAT needs to think on a global scale, "not just limit ourselves to Northern Ontario,"' says Lake, who modelled the anchor tenant concept from a government subsidized technology park he toured in Oulu, Finland.
Thick surgical sutures are threaded through the end of the ripped tendon or ligament and then tied down to the eyelet hole of a small metal bone anchor which is firmly inserted and fixed in the bone.