Definition of mooring in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmo͝oriNG/


(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.

Words that rhyme with mooring

during, reassuring, Turing

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Syllabification: moor·ing

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