Definition of mooring
1 : an act of making fast a boat or aircraft with lines or anchors
2a : a place where or an object to which something (such as a craft) can be mooredb : a device (such 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 in a Sentence
We found a temporary mooring in the harbor.
The wind was strong enough to tear the boat from its moorings.
Recent Examples of mooring from the Web
Mooring lived in Alpine with her husband and their young son.
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First Known Use of mooring
MOORING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mooring for English Language Learners
: 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
MOORING Defined for Kids
Definition of mooring for Students
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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