Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as kedge.

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Examples

  • He wanted to take a length of old stream-cable and a kedge-anchor with him in the long-boat.

    Youth, by Joseph Conrad

  • And close to us, beginning to bend away towards that hissing knot in the north-west, wound our poor little channel, mercilessly exposed as a stagnant, muddy ditch with scarcely a foot of water, not deep enough to hide our small kedge-anchor, which perked up one fluke in impudent mockery.

    The Riddle of the Sands

  • Like lightning he had cast off the dinghy's painter, tumbled the kedge-anchor and himself into the dinghy, pulled out fifty yards into the deeper water, and heaved out the anchor.

    The Riddle of the Sands

  • The pinnace and long-boats, booms and spars, were immediately sent over the side, and the kedge-anchor was placed in the long-boat; but she leaked so very fast, that with all the united efforts of the seamen they could not keep her above water.

    Narrative of a Voyage to India; of a Shipwreck on board the Lady Castlereagh; and a Description of New South Wales

  • He hurried aft to the sail-locker, got a warp, and bent it to the kedge-anchor.

    What Happened to the Corbetts

  • They got the dinghy up on deck and capsized her over the broken skylight in her sea-going position; then they set up the mainsail and got the kedge-anchor.

    What Happened to the Corbetts

  • They got the dinghy up on deck and capsized her over the broken skylight in her sea-going position; then they set up the mainsail and got the kedge-anchor.

    What Happened to the Corbetts

  • A motor-boat came out to meet them, as at Wootton; before it had time to intercept them Corbett had anchored with his kedge-anchor and warp.

    What Happened to the Corbetts

  • He hurried aft to the sail-locker, got a warp, and bent it to the kedge-anchor.

    What Happened to the Corbetts

  • A motor-boat came out to meet them, as at Wootton; before it had time to intercept them Corbett had anchored with his kedge-anchor and warp.

    What Happened to the Corbetts

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