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Definition of the noun kedge

What does kedge mean as a name of something?


  1. [nautical] A small anchor used for warping a vessel (also called 'kedge anchor').
  2. [Yorkshire] A glutton

Definition of the verb kedge

What does kedge mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: kedged | kedging | kedges

  1. [transitive] To warp (a vessel) by carrying out a kedge in a boat, dropping it overboard, and hauling the vessel up to it.
  2. [intransitive, of a vessel] To move with the help of a kedge, as described above.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for kedge

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Google previewFirst Voyage Round the World (2011)

Captain Cook's Journal During His First Voyage Round the World Made in H. M. Bark "Endeavour" 1768 - 71 by James Cook

* The kedge is a small anchor. Sweeping is dragging the middle of a rope, or hawser, held at the two ends ...

Google previewFirst Voyage Around the World (2009)

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 ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia 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, ...

Google previewThe 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 ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia perthensis, or, Universal dictionary of the arts, sciences, literature, etc. : intended to supersede the use of other books of reference (1816)


Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge. [With] Supp (1816)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

KEDGE, n.f. a small ...

Google previewThe McNab Encyclopaedia of Marine Appliances, 1920 (1920)

Anchors, Kedge .

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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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