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  • n. equipment, such as anchors, cables, or windlasses, for mooring a vessel away from a pier or other fixed moorings.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the tackle necessary to secure a vessel at anchor.
  • n. anchors, cables, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Nautical, a general term for the anchors, cables, warps, springs, etc., used for securing a vessel at anchor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving

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