Moor"ing, n.

1.

The act of confining a ship to a particular place, by means of anchors or fastenings.

2.

That which serves to confine a ship to a place, as anchors, cables, bridles, etc.

3. pl.

The place or condition of a ship thus confined.

And the tossed bark in moorings swings. Moore.

Mooring block Naut., a heavy block of cast iron sometimes used as an anchor for mooring vessels.

 

© Webster 1913.

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