Kedge meaning

kĕj
A light anchor used for warping a vessel.
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To warp (a vessel) by means of a light anchor.
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To move by means of a light anchor.
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To move (a ship) by hauling on a rope fastened to an anchor that has been dropped some distance from it.
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To move a ship by kedging it.
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To move by being kedged.
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A light anchor, used esp. in kedging a ship.
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(nautical) A small anchor used for warping a vessel; also called a kedge anchor.
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(Yorkshire) A glutton.
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To warp (a vessel) by carrying out a kedge in a boat, dropping it overboard, and hauling the vessel up to it.
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(intransitive, of a vessel) To move with the help of a kedge, as described above.
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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.

    From Wiktionary