from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Nautical, a general term for the anchors, cables, warps, springs, etc., used for securing a vessel at anchor.
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- noun nautical
equipment, such as anchors, cables, or windlasses, for mooringa vessel away from a pieror other fixed moorings.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving
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