Mooring block
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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