from The Century Dictionary.
- Nautical, swinging by the force of the tide when at anchor; riding at anchor with head to tide and not to wind. See
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Naut.) Swung by the tide when at anchor; -- opposed to
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective nautical
Swungby the tidewhen at anchor.
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The ship that had been lying tide-rode swung to a heavier puff; and suddenly the slack of the chain cable between the windlass and the hawse-pipe clinked, slipped forward an inch, and rose gently off the deck with a startling suggestion as of unsuspected life that had been lurking stealthily in the iron.