Mooring
Mooring Moor"ing, n. 1. The act of confining a ship to a particular place, by means of anchors or fastenings. [1913 Webster]

2. That which serves to confine a ship to a place, as anchors, cables, bridles, etc. [1913 Webster]

3. pl. The place or condition of a ship thus confined. [1913 Webster]

And the tossed bark in moorings swings. --Moore. [1913 Webster]

{Mooring block} (Naut.), a heavy block of cast iron sometimes used as an anchor for mooring vessels. [1913 Webster]


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  • mooring — (also moorings) ► NOUN 1) a place where a boat is moored. 2) the ropes or cables by which a boat is moored …   English terms dictionary

  • mooring — [moor′iŋ] n. 1. the act of a person or thing that moors 2. [often pl.] the lines, cables, etc. by which a ship, etc. is moored 3. [pl.] a place where a ship, etc. is or can be moored 4. [often pl.] beliefs, habits, ties, etc. that make one feel… …   English World dictionary

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  • Mooring — This is a very confusing surname. As O Morahan, O Moran, and Morahan, it is clearly of Irish origins, but as Mohring, Moorin, Mooring, Mooringe, Moran, Morin, Morain, Morring, and others which are also recorded in France, Ireland and England, it… …   Surnames reference

  • mooring — noun VERB + MOORING ▪ be torn from, break loose from, come loose from, slip ▪ During the storm several of our boats were torn from their moorings. ▪ The crowds cheered as the great ship slipped her moorings …   Collocations dictionary

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