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Nautical Term:

kedge (v)

Definition:

To move a ship using an anchor and winch. To kedge off, or to wind. The small anchor is rowed out in the desired direction and let go. The crew on board ship then hauls in the rode drawing the ship toward the anchor.

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wind (n) wind (v) wind pennant (n) wind rose (n) wind speed indicator (n) windage (n) windjammer (n) windlass (n) windstorm (n) windward (pron: wind"ard) (adj) windward (pron: wind"ard) (adv) windward (pron: wind"ard) (n)
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