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Definition of "mooring" []

  • The act or an instance of making fast an aircraft or a vessel, as by a cable or anchor. (noun)
  • A place or structure to which a vessel or aircraft can be moored. (noun)
  • Equipment, such as anchors or chains, for holding fast a vessel or an aircraft. (noun)
  • Elements providing stability or security. Often used in the plural: lost their emotional moorings during the war. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mooring" in a sentence
  • "WARNER: Well, I simply said, very carefully, that this ship was part of what you call the mooring team that come and are supplied by the harbors throughout the world."
  • "No difficulty whatever was experienced in mooring the buoys in the deepest water, two having been left behind moored with pieces of cable that had been picked up from a depth of two miles."
  • "FRASER: The mooring is a standard procedure, particularly in Middle East ports where a mooring boat will come alongside, take your mooring line and then ran it over to the pier."