A light anchor used for warping a vessel.
To warp (a vessel) by means of a light anchor.
To move by means of a light anchor.
To move (a ship) by hauling on a rope fastened to an anchor that has been dropped some distance from it.
To move a ship by kedging it.
To move by being kedged.
A light anchor, used esp. in kedging a ship.
(intransitive, of a vessel) To move with the help of a kedge, as described above.
Origin of kedge
- From kedge to warp a vessel perhaps from Middle English caggen to tie perhaps of Scandinavian origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Perhaps an alteration of cadge.