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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Moor \Moor\ (m[=oo]r), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Moored} (m[=oo]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Mooring}.] [Prob. fr. D. marren to tie, fasten, or moor a ship. See {Mar}.]

1. (Naut.) To fix or secure, as a vessel, in a particular place by casting anchor, or by fastening with cables or chains; as, the vessel was moored in the stream; they moored the boat to the wharf.

2. Fig.: To secure, or fix firmly. --Brougham.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Mooring \Moor"ing\, noun

1. The act of confining a ship to a particular place, by means of anchors or fastenings.

2. That which serves to confine a ship to a place, as anchors, cables, bridles, etc.

3. pl. The place or condition of a ship thus confined.

And the tossed bark in moorings swings. --Moore.

{Mooring block} (Naut.), a heavy block of cast iron sometimes used as an anchor for mooring vessels.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

mooring

noun

1: a place where a craft can be made fast [syn: {mooring}, {moorage}, {berth}, {slip}]

2: (nautical) a line that holds an object (especially a boat) in place [syn: {mooring}, {mooring line}]


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