from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or an instance of making fast an aircraft or a vessel, as by a cable or anchor.
- n. A place or structure to which a vessel or aircraft can be moored.
- n. Equipment, such as anchors or chains, for holding fast a vessel or an aircraft.
- n. Elements providing stability or security. Often used in the plural: lost their emotional moorings during the war.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of moor.
- n. A place to moor a vessel
- n. The act of securing a vessel with a cable or anchor etc.
- n. Something to which one adheres to, or the means that help one maintain a stable position and keep one's identity - moral, intellectual, political, etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of confining a ship to a particular place, by means of anchors or fastenings.
- n. That which serves to confine a ship to a place, as anchors, cables, bridles, etc.
- n. The place or condition of a ship thus confined.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Nautical:
- n. The act of securing a ship or boat in a particular place by means of anchors, etc.
- n. Mostly in the plural, that by which a ship is confined or secured, as the anchors, chains, and bridles laid athwart the bottom of a river or harbor: as, she lay at her moorings. Hence, generally
- n. That to which anything is fastened, or by which it is held.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (nautical) a line that holds an object (especially a boat) in place
- n. a place where a craft can be made fast
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WARNER: Well, I simply said, very carefully, that this ship was part of what you call the mooring team that come and are supplied by the harbors throughout the world.
No difficulty whatever was experienced in mooring the buoys in the deepest water, two having been left behind moored with pieces of cable that had been picked up from a depth of two miles.
FRASER: The mooring is a standard procedure, particularly in Middle East ports where a mooring boat will come alongside, take your mooring line and then ran it over to the pier.
A mooring is a buoy connected to an extremely heavy anchor or weight such as an engine block.
Kalakala from its current berth in Tacoma with the idea of mooring it on PA's waterfront and renovating it as a multi-purpose entertainment center.
This chain, called a mooring, looks a bit like a Christmas garland with its giant-sized orange and yellow buoys.
My mooring is a walk on, on the river close to Wareham quay opposite the priory it's a fantastic spot but it does bottom out to about two foot, great spot for kids as it's a sand bottom in the river, have Poole harbour to play in and the fabulous Studland beach to anchor off.
My mooring is a walk on, on the river close to Wareham quay opposite the priory it's a fantastic spot but it does bottom out to about two foot, so legs up. great spot for kids as it's a sand bottom in the river, have Poole harbour to play in and the fabulous Studland beach to anchor off.
The DDEN loadcell is said to be particularly suitable for cable-monitoring applications such as mooring tension in buoys, mast stays on yachts, or within the water industry during the clearing of blockages within underground pipes.
"mooring," etc.; which done he gave his orders to twenty of his captains of men-of-war who were to follow him at a given word of command.