Kedge
Kedge Kedge, n. [See {Kedge}, v. t.] (Naut.) A small anchor used whenever a large one can be dispensed with. See {Kedge}, v. t., and {Anchor}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • Kedge — (k[e^]j), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Kedged} (k[e^]jd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Kedging}.] [Cf. dial. Sw. keka to tug, to drag one s self slowly forward; or perh. fr. ked, and kedge, n., for keg anchor, named from the keg or cask fastened to the anchor to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kedge — [kej] vt. kedged, kedging [ME caggen, to fasten < ?] to move (a ship) by hauling on a rope fastened to an anchor that has been dropped some distance from it vi. 1. to move a ship by kedging it 2. to move by being kedged n. a light anchor, used …   English World dictionary

  • kedge — ► VERB ▪ move (a boat) by hauling in a hawser attached at a distance to an anchor. ► NOUN ▪ a small anchor used for such a purpose. ORIGIN perhaps a specific use of dialect cadge «bind, tie» …   English terms dictionary

  • kedge — 1. verb /kɛdʒ/ a) To warp (a vessel) by carrying out a kedge in a boat, dropping it overboard, and hauling the vessel up to it. ...there was a stretch of twelve miles of channel running in a north easterly direction which the ship could not… …   Wiktionary

  • Kedge — This unusual surname is English. It originates from the region of the country known as East Anglia, basically the coastal counties which stretch from the Humber River down to the mouth of the Thames. The surname spellings are very varied and… …   Surnames reference

  • kedge — /kej/, v., kedged, kedging, n. Naut. v.t. 1. to warp or pull (a ship) along by hauling on the cable of an anchor carried out from the ship and dropped. v.i. 2. (of a ship) to move by being kedged. n. 3. Also called kedge anchor. a small anchor… …   Universalium

  • kedge — Synonyms and related words: anchor, board, boom, cast anchor, cast loose, clap on ratlines, clear hawse, come to anchor, cut loose, disembark, dock, drop the hook, haul, haul down, heave, heave apeak, heave round, heave short, kedge off, lash,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • kedge — [kɛdʒ] verb move (a boat) by hauling in a hawser attached at a distance to an anchor. noun (also kedge anchor) a small anchor used for such a purpose. Origin C15: perh. a specific use of dialect cadge bind, tie …   English new terms dictionary

  • kedge — [c]/kɛdʒ/ (say kej) verb (kedged, kedging) –verb (t) 1. to warp or pull (a ship, etc.) along by means of a rope attached to an anchor. –verb (i) 2. to move by being pulled along with the aid of an anchor. –noun Also, kedge anchor. 3. a small… …   Australian English dictionary

  • kedge — v. & n. v. 1 tr. move (a ship) by means of a hawser attached to a small anchor. 2 intr. (of a ship) move in this way. n. (in full kedge anchor) a small anchor for this purpose. Etymology: perh. a specific use of obs. cagge, dial. cadge bind, tie …   Useful english dictionary

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