Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of berth.
  • n. The planking outside of a vessel, above the sheer strake.
  • n. An instance of a ship being brought to rest at some docking facility.
  • n. A berth, especially figuratively, a place to sleep.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The planking outside of a vessel, above the sheer strake.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The arrangement of berths in a ship; the berths collectively.
  • n. The exterior planking of a ship's side above the sheer-strake, designated as the berthing of the quarter-deck, of the poop, or of the forecastle, as the case may be; the bulwark.
  • n. The rising or working up of the planks of a ship's side.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • a public dock for short-term berthing of visiting vessels.

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  • S. WADDLE: They stayed on board, the husbands and wives were berthed, and our 21-men berthing, which is in the lower level part.

    CNN Transcript May 5, 2001

  • He was one of those officials called berthing-masters -- not the one who had berthed us, but another, who, apparently, had been busy securing a steamer at the other end of the dock.

    The Mirror of the Sea

  • If body disposal must be abandoned assets will go to underground "berthing" or "birthing" centers where a new bill of rights will be written.

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  • Other remaining projects - including finishing spaces that will support the carrier's yet-to-be-assigned air wing, such as berthing and work spaces designed for aircraft electronic and mechanical repairs - will not be completed until after the post-shakedown availability.

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  • Then they walked down the passageway towards the berthing area.

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  • This would enable the launch of an Orion and an expendable orbital work platform that includes an EVA airlock, a remote manipulator arm and the necessary berthing equipment as well as the replacement components on shuttle-style payload racks.

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  • “We thought about erecting a few more buildings, adding more space for berthing and labs, but we decided we could hold out until it was time to move.”

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  • Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal Mr. Guillet says the city, which controls most of the area's desirable waterfront, wanted $1,000 a day for berthing privileges.

    Sunken Ferry Deal

  • Mr. Guillet says the city, which controls most of the area's desirable waterfront, wanted $1,000 a day for berthing privileges.

    Big Dreams For Ferry, Interrupted

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