Kedge

Definition of Kedge

Pronunciation: kĕj
v. i.1.(Naut.) To move (a vessel) by carrying out a kedge in a boat, dropping it overboard, and hauling the vessel up to it.
[imp. & p. p. Kedged (kĕjd); p. pr. & vb. n. Kedging.]
n.1.(Naut.) A small anchor used whenever a large one can be dispensed with. See Kedge, v. t., and Anchor, n.

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anchor, board, boom, cast anchor, cast loose, clap on ratlines, clear hawse, come to anchor, cut loose, disembark, dock, drop the hook, haul, haul down, heave, heave apeak, heave round, heave short, kedge off, lash, lash and tie, lay, lay aloft, lay anchor, log, moor, ratline down, spar down, stream the log, tie up, traverse a yard, unlash, warp
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