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An anchorman or an anchorwoman.


the primary reporter on a news television broadcast


(ˈæŋ kər)

1. a heavy device dropped by a chain, cable, or rope to the bottom of a body of water for restraining the motion of a vessel or other floating object.
2. any similar device for holding fast or checking motion.
3. a person or thing that can be relied on for support, stability, or security; mainstay.
4. the main broadcaster on a program of news, sports, etc.
5. a television program that attracts many viewers who are likely to stay tuned for the programs that follow.
6. a well-known store, esp. a department store, that attracts customers to the shopping center in which it is located.
7. Also, anchorman.
a. the person on a sports team, esp. a relay team, who competes last.
b. the person farthest to the rear on a tug-of-war team.
8. anchors, Slang. the brakes of an automobile.
9. to hold fast by an anchor.
10. to fix or fasten; affix firmly: to anchor a button to a sleeve.
11. to act or serve as a radio or television anchor for: to anchor the evening news.
12. to drop anchor; lie or ride at anchor.
13. to keep hold or be firmly fixed.
14. to act or serve as a radio or television anchor.
at anchor, kept in place by an anchor.
[before 900; Old English ancor, ancer < Latin an-c(h)ora < Greek ánkȳra]
an′chor•a•ble, adj.
an′chor•like`, adj.
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Noun1.anchorperson - a television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contributeanchorperson - a television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contribute
television newscaster, television reporter, TV newsman, TV reporter - someone who reports news stories via television
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ISLAMABAD -- The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday rejected senior anchorperson Dr Shahid Masood's reply in Zainab's rape and murder case.
In his reply the anchorperson also assured the court that he will observe due diligence and care before making any statements, adding that he will not contest conclusions of the inquiry committee.
ISLAMABAD -- The Supreme Court observed on Monday that anchorperson Dr Shahid Masood, who made startling allegations about the Zainab rape and murder case, will be proceeded against as per the law.
ISLAMABAD:The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday observed that TV anchorperson Shahid Masood, who made startling claims about Zainab rape and murder case, will be punished as per law.
ISLAMABAD -- The Supreme Court (SC) rejected on Monday senior anchorperson Dr Shahid Masood's reply in Zainab's rape and murder case.
Shahid Masood, senior anchorperson has submitted his written reply in Supreme Court regarding his claims in Zainab murder case.
This JIT denied every single allegation of the anchorperson categorically.
LAHORE:Supreme Court (SC) on Sunday formed a Joint Investigation Team (JIT), headed by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Director General Bashir Memon to look into the charges leveled by anchorperson Dr Shahid Masood regarding Zainab's killer.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar advised the anchorperson to write down the names of the provincial minister and another high-up he had mentioned during his show.
In order to work as an anchorperson in TV talk shows, one needs certain qualities, experience and educational qualifications.
ISLAMABAD -- Former Chief of Army Staff Gen (R) Pervez Musharraf silenced an Indian anchorperson over India dual policies regarding the unrest between the two neighboring countries.
Semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions were conducted with anchorperson and general public respectively.