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Related to kedge: kedge anchor
A light anchor used for warping a vessel.
v. kedged, kedg·ing, kedg·es
To warp (a vessel) by means of a light anchor.
To move by means of a light anchor.
[From kedge, to warp a vessel, perhaps from Middle English caggen, to tie, perhaps of Scandinavian origin.]
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(Nautical Terms) to draw (a vessel) along by hauling in on the cable of a light anchor that has been dropped at some distance from it, or (of a vessel) to be drawn in this fashion
(Nautical Terms) a light anchor, used esp for kedging
[C15: from caggen to fasten]
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v. kedged, kedg•ing,
1. to pull (a ship) along by hauling on the cable of an anchor carried out from the ship and dropped.v.i.
2. (of a ship) to move by being kedged.n.
3. a small anchor used in kedging.
[1475–85; akin to Middle English caggen to fasten]
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Past participle: kedged
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kedge[kedʒ] N → anclote m
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n (Naut) → Warpauker m
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