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Definition of the noun kedge

What does kedge mean as a name of something?

noun

  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 previewSeamanship (1863)

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 ...

Google previewWorks Issued by the Hakluyt Society (1880)

The kedge is a small anchor, frequently used when.

Google previewShips of Oak, Guns of Iron (2012)

The War of 1812 and the Forging of the American Navy by Ronald Utt

A kedge is a small anchor with sharply pointed flukes.

Google previewFirst Voyage round the World (2014)

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 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 previewCaptain Cook's Journal During His First Voyage Round the World (1893)

Made in H.M. Bark "Endeavour" 1768-71 by James Cook

t 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 ...

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 previewCaptain Cook's Journal During His First Voyage Round the World Made in H.M. Bark "Endeavour" 1768-71 (1893)

by James Cook

1' The kedge is a small Ave 1770-] Historical Notes, East Coast of Australia. 32 5.

Google previewThe Adlard Coles Book of Boatwords (2013)

by Denny Desoutter

The Kedge is a lighter, subsidiary anchor, used for a lunchtime stop or taken out in the dinghy to haul off when you have run aground. This is then called Kedging, or Kedging off. (See illustration.) Fluke or plough can or Plough \V Danfodh ...

Google previewThe Sailor's Illustrated Dictionary (2001)

by Tom Lenfestey

kedge n. Any anchor used for ...

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

KEDGE ...

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

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

KEDGE, n.f. a small ...

Google previewAn universal etymological English dictionary. 21st [sic] ed (1790)

by Nathan Bailey

KEDGE, brisk, lively .

Google previewAn universal etymological English dictionary. [Another] (1766)

by Nathan Bailey

KEDGE, brilk, lively. SuffoUt. To KEDGE, to sill one's ...

Google previewThe Imperial Dictionary of the English Language (1883)

A Complete Encyclopedic Lexicon, Literary, Scientific, and Technological by John Ogilvie

Kedge (kej), n. [Icel. kangi, a keg, and also according to Wedgwood a cask fastened as a float to the anchor to show where it lies hence, the anchor itself: another form of ken. ] A small anchor used to keep a ship steady when riding in a harbour ...

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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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