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kedge

 (kĕj) Nautical
n.
A light anchor used for warping a vessel.
v. kedged, kedg·ing, kedg·es
v.tr.
To warp (a vessel) by means of a light anchor.
v.intr.
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.]

kedge

(kɛdʒ) nautical
vb
(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
n
(Nautical Terms) a light anchor, used esp for kedging
[C15: from caggen to fasten]

kedge

(kɛdʒ)

v. kedged, kedg•ing,
n. v.t.
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]

kedge


Past participle: kedged
Gerund: kedging

Imperative
kedge
kedge
Present
I kedge
you kedge
he/she/it kedges
we kedge
you kedge
they kedge
Preterite
I kedged
you kedged
he/she/it kedged
we kedged
you kedged
they kedged
Present Continuous
I am kedging
you are kedging
he/she/it is kedging
we are kedging
you are kedging
they are kedging
Present Perfect
I have kedged
you have kedged
he/she/it has kedged
we have kedged
you have kedged
they have kedged
Past Continuous
I was kedging
you were kedging
he/she/it was kedging
we were kedging
you were kedging
they were kedging
Past Perfect
I had kedged
you had kedged
he/she/it had kedged
we had kedged
you had kedged
they had kedged
Future
I will kedge
you will kedge
he/she/it will kedge
we will kedge
you will kedge
they will kedge
Future Perfect
I will have kedged
you will have kedged
he/she/it will have kedged
we will have kedged
you will have kedged
they will have kedged
Future Continuous
I will be kedging
you will be kedging
he/she/it will be kedging
we will be kedging
you will be kedging
they will be kedging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been kedging
you have been kedging
he/she/it has been kedging
we have been kedging
you have been kedging
they have been kedging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been kedging
you will have been kedging
he/she/it will have been kedging
we will have been kedging
you will have been kedging
they will have been kedging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been kedging
you had been kedging
he/she/it had been kedging
we had been kedging
you had been kedging
they had been kedging
Conditional
I would kedge
you would kedge
he/she/it would kedge
we would kedge
you would kedge
they would kedge
Past Conditional
I would have kedged
you would have kedged
he/she/it would have kedged
we would have kedged
you would have kedged
they would have kedged
Translations

kedge

[kedʒ] Nanclote m

kedge

n (Naut) → Warpauker m
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