Definition of kedge
What does kedge mean?
- [nautical] A small anchor used for warping a vessel (also called 'kedge anchor').
- [Yorkshire] A glutton
- [transitive] To warp (a vessel) by carrying out a kedge in a boat, dropping it overboard, and hauling the vessel up to it.
- [intransitive, of a vessel] To move with the help of a kedge, as described above.
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Comp. from Various Authorities and Illustrated with Numerous Original and Selected Designs, for the Use of the United States Naval Academy by Stephen Bleecker Luce
The best bend for a hawser to a kedge is a Fisherman's Bend, Fig. 80, Plate 10, or around turn and a couple of half-hitches, Fig. 88, with the end stopped down with ...
First Voyage Round the World (2011)
Captain Cook's Journal During His First Voyage Round the World Made in H.m. Bark by James Cook
The kedge is a small anchor. Sweeping is dragging the middle of a rope, or hawser, held at the two ends from two boats some distance apart, along the bottom, with the object of catching the fluke of the anchor as it lies on the bottom, and so ...
The Encyclopaedia Britannica (1902)
latest edition. A dictionary of arts, sciences and general literature by Day Otis Kellogg, William Robertson Smith
A large, ironclad carries 8 anchors, — 2 bower, 2 sheet, 1 stream, 1 stern, and 2 kedge. The bower anchors (fig. 7) are stowed at the bow, and are for ordinary use in a roadstead ; if there is any difference in weight, the heavier is stowed on the ...
Encyclopaedia Londinensis, or, Universal dictionary of arts, sciences, and literature (1810)
by John Wilkes (of Milland House, Sussex)
There are besides smaller anchors, for removing a ship from place to place in a harbour or river, where there may not be room or wind for sailing; these are the stream anchor, ancre de tone; the kedge and grapling, grapin; this last, however, ...
Encyclopaedia perthensis, or, Universal dictionary of the arts, sciences, literature, etc. : intended to supersede the use of other books of reference (1816)
Encyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge. [With] Supp (1816)
by Encyclopaedia Perthensis
KEDGE, n.f. a small ...
The New and Complete American Encyclopedia (1805)
sailing; these are the stream-anchor, ancre de toue ; the kedge and grappling, gra- pin: this last, ...
The McNab Encyclopaedia of Marine Appliances, 1920 (1920)
Anchors, Kedge .
The Encyclopedia Americana (1903)
by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines
The kedge anchor is used to warp a ship from place to place ; that is, the anchor is carried to a distance in a boat, and the ship is then pulled up to it by means of the cable. A large ironclad carries eight anchors: two bower, two sheet, and two ...
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Scrabble value of K5E1D2G2E1
The value of this 5-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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