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mooring

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noun moor·ing \-iŋ\

Simple Definition of mooring

  • : a place where a boat or ship can be anchored or moored

  • moorings : the anchors, ropes, and cables that are used to hold a boat or ship in place

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of mooring

  1. 1 :  an act of making fast a boat or aircraft with lines or anchors

  2. 2 a :  a place where or an object to which something (as a craft) can be moored b :  a device (as a line or chain) by which an object is secured in place

  3. 3 :  an established practice or stabilizing influence :  anchorage 2 —usually used in plural

Examples of mooring in a sentence

  1. We found a temporary mooring in the harbor.

  2. The wind was strong enough to tear the boat from its moorings.



15th Century

First Known Use of mooring

15th century

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MOORING Defined for Kids

mooring

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noun moor·ing \ˈmu̇r-iŋ\

Definition of mooring for Students

  1. 1 :  a place where a boat can be fastened so it will not float away

  2. 2 :  a chain or line used to hold a boat in place




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