Definition of berthing in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbərTHiNG/


1The action of mooring a ship: as soon as the berthing was complete, they went ashore
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  • Entertainers from all over the world will take part in the city-wide entertainment that will accompany the berthing of the ships in the city - all in the original berths taken by tall ships decades ago.
  • The wall will provide for the berthing and clearance operations of container ships with lengths of up to 350 m.
  • The berthing was completed and it is not known how badly the tug and float were damaged.
2Mooring position; accommodation in berths: there were more than 12 miles of berthing
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  • The division is now operating on the 800-acre marine terminal at Jacksonville, which has a mile of continuous berthing and is one of the largest terminals on the east coast.
  • For ordinary boaters who just enjoyed a quiet cruise, moorage space at other marinas and clubs was not available for some years into the future, including dry berthing.
  • ‘We need a spacious place for passenger vessels to dock instead of the current crowded berthing place, which also plays host to a fish auction,’ he said.

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Syllabification: berth·ing

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