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mooring

Line breaks: moor|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈmɔːrɪŋ
 
, ˈmʊə-/

Definition of mooring in English:

noun

(often moorings)
1A place where a boat or ship is moored: they tied up at Water Gypsy’s permanent moorings
More example sentences
  • 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 her moorings and slid out into the Atlantic
More example sentences
  • 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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