The act of confining a ship to a particular place, by means of anchors or fastenings.
That which serves to confine a ship to a place, as anchors, cables, bridles, etc.
The place or condition of a ship thus confined.
And the tossed bark in moorings swings.
Mooring block Naut., a heavy block of cast iron sometimes used as an anchor for mooring vessels.
© Webster 1913.