Complete Definition of "kedge"

English

Pronunciation
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÉdÊ|-ÉdÊ

Noun
en-noun

#nautical A small anchor used for warping a vessel (also called kedge anchor).

Quotations
The chaps who had gone off in the cutter had been equally spry with their job, bending on a stout hemp hawser through the ring of the kedge anchor, which they dropped some half a cable's length from the brig, bringing back the other end aboard, where it was put round the capstan on the forecastle. â w:John Conroy Hutcheson|J.C. Hutcheson, "Young Tom Bowling", 1896

Translations

Finnish: varppiankkuri

Verb
en-verb|kedg|ing

#transitive to warp (a vessel) by carrying out a kedge in a boat, dropping it overboard, and hauling the vessel up to it.
#intransitive (of a vessel) to move with the help of a kedge, as described above.

Quotations
...there was a stretch of twelve miles of channel running in a north-easterly direction which the ship could not possibly negotiate under sail unless a change of wind should occur â of which there seemed to be absolutely no prospect. The only alternative, therefore, would be to kedge those twelve miles; truly a most formidable undertaking for four persons â one of them being a girl â to attempt. â w:Harry Collingwood|Harry Collingwood, "Overdue", 1911

Translations

Finnish: varpata

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