kedge


1kedge

verb \ˈkej\
kedgedkedg·ing

Definition of KEDGE

transitive verb
:  to move (a ship) by means of a line attached to a small anchor dropped at the distance and in the direction desired
intransitive verb
:  to move a ship by kedging

Origin of KEDGE

Middle English caggen
First Known Use: 1627

Rhymes with KEDGE

2kedge

noun

Definition of KEDGE

:  a small anchor used especially in kedging

First Known Use of KEDGE

1765

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