Mooring

Definition of Mooring

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.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.

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anchor, anchorage, anchorage ground, basin, berth, breakwater, bulkhead, colonization, debarkation, disembarkation, disembarkment, dock, dockage, docking, dockyard, dropping anchor, dry dock, embankment, establishment, fixation, foundation, going ashore, groin, harbor, harborage, haven, hook, inauguration, initiation, installation, installment, investiture, jetty, jutty, landfall, landing, landing place, landing stage, lodgment, marina, mole, mooring buoy, moorings, mudhook, peopling, pier, plantation, population, port, protected anchorage, quay, road, roads, roadstead, seaport, seawall, settlement, settling, shipyard, slip, tying up, wharf
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