Definition of mooring in English:

mooring

Syllabification: moor·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈmo͝oriNG
 
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noun

(often moorings)
  • 1A place where a boat or ship is moored: the boat had been at its usual moorings immediately prior to the storm
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    • The club did not need it, however, because it had no marina facilities - docks, moorings or boat storage.
    • Well-tended houseboats line the towpath, berthed at permanent moorings complete with mini-gardens and bankside electricity supply.
    • I met up with Ronnie at his boat moorings and after the usual welcome and introduction it was into his flats boat and across the channel to the flats.
  • 1.1The ropes, chains, or anchors by or to which a boat, ship, or buoy is moored: the great ship slipped its moorings and slid out into the Atlantic figurative the little ways in which those who grieve regain their moorings
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    • There were 25 guests aboard when the boat slipped her moorings.
    • Not until they had slipped their moorings and they were well out to sea did Elissa reveal their destination.
    • Many fishermen may be unaware of the effect of their activities on the salmon stock or may not know that the buoys around farms indicate the presence of a network of moorings and anchors keeping the farm in place.

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