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Meaning of MOORING

Pronunciation:  'mûring

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a line that holds an object (especially a boat) in place
  2. [n]  a place where a craft can be made fast

MOORING is a 7 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: berth, moorage, mooring line, slip
 See Also: anchorage, anchorage ground, headfast, line



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Moor"ing\, n.
1. The act of confining a ship to a particular place, by
   means of anchors or fastenings.

2. That which serves to confine a ship to a place, as
   anchors, cables, bridles, etc.

3. pl. The place or condition of a ship thus confined.

         And the tossed bark in moorings swings. --Moore.

{Mooring block} (Naut.), a heavy block of cast iron sometimes
   used as an anchor for mooring vessels.

Thesaurus Terms
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