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mooring

noun
     
Related topics: Water
moor‧ing [countable]
1

moorings

[plural]TTW the ropes, chains, anchors etc used to fasten a ship or boat to the land or the bottom of the sea
break free of/slip its moorings
The great ship slipped her moorings and slid out into the Atlantic.
2TTW the place where a ship or boat is moored:
a temporary mooring

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