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
Full Definition of mooring
1 : an act of making fast a boat or aircraft with lines or anchors
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 : an established practice or stabilizing influence : anchorage 2 —usually used in plural
Examples of mooring
We found a temporary mooring in the harbor.
The wind was strong enough to tear the boat from its moorings.
First Known Use of mooring
MOORING Defined for Kids
Definition of mooring
1 : a place where a boat can be fastened so it will not float away
2 : a chain or line used to hold a boat in place
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