at anchor


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at anchor

The state a ship is in when it has dropped its anchor. We're going to stay at anchor for a few days so we can really enjoy the beach. Men, the ship is at anchor, so it's time to move out!
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These bolts are strong when at anchor but easy to break when your anchor becomes wedged.
The President of Anchor Plastics said, “We are extremely happy with the new talent we've just hired and we're excited about the opportunities they'll bring to our family at Anchor Plastics.