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kedge

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verb \ˈkej\

Definition of kedge

kedgedkedg·ing

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

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to move a ship by kedging



Origin of kedge

Middle English caggen


First Known Use: 1627

Rhymes with kedge


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kedge

noun

Definition of kedge

  1. :  a small anchor used especially in kedging



1765

First Known Use of kedge

1765


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