What is another word for mooring?

Pronunciation: [mˈʊ͡əɹɪŋ] (IPA)

A mooring is defined as a place where a ship or boat is secured or a device used to hold a vessel in place. Synonyms for the word "mooring" include anchorage, berth, quay, slip, dock, pier, jetty, wharf, and marina. An anchorage provides a safe place for boats to anchor and rest while a berth refers to a designated place on the dock where a ship is tied up. A quay and slip are both structures located along a shoreline where boats can be tied up for loading and unloading. A dock is a structure that extends into the water and is used for boarding and disembarking, while a pier is a long structure that extends into the water to allow vessels to dock. A jetty is a wall built out into the water to serve as a barrier against waves, while a wharf is a structure used for loading and unloading goods.

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Usage examples for Mooring

Sandy Morley made a difficult mooring with more vigour and determination than one would have expected, but the cost was great.
"A Son of the Hills"
Harriet T. Comstock
Thither was drawn the half-killed boy; and there, made fast to a mooring-post, with his face set to the sea, knee-deep in the tide, he was left to die.
"The Unknown Sea"
Clemence Housman
Yes, I relied on your finding and mooring her properly.
"Major Vigoureux"
A. T. Quiller-Couch

Famous quotes with Mooring

  • I call to mind a winter landscape in Amsterdam — a flat foreground of waste land, with here and there stacks of timber, like the huts of a camp of some very miserable tribe; the long stretch of the Handelskade; cold, stone-faced quays, with the snow-sprinkled ground and the hard, frozen water of the canal, in which were set ships one behind another with their frosty mooring-ropes hanging slack and their decks idle and deserted, because... their cargoes were frozen-in up-country on barges and schuyts. In the distance, beyond the waste ground, and running parallel with the line of ships, a line of brown, warm-toned houses seemed bowed under snow-laden roofs. From afar at the end of Tsar Peter Straat, issued in the frosty air the tinkle of bells of the horse tramcars, appearing and disappearing in the opening between the buildings, like little toy carriages harnessed with toy horses and played with by people that appeared no bigger than children.
    Joseph Conrad
  • Between the crowded houses of Gravesend and the monstrous red-brick pile on the Essex shore the ship is surrendered fairly to the grasp of the river. That hint of loneliness, that soul of the sea which had accompanied her as far as the Lower Hope Reach, abandons her at the turn of the first bend above. The salt, acrid flavour is gone out of the air, together with a sense of unlimited space opening free beyond the threshold of sandbanks below the Nore. The waters of the sea rush on past Gravesend, tumbling the big mooring buoys laid along the face of the town; but the sea-freedom stops short there, surrendering the salt tide to the needs, the artifices, the contrivances of toiling men. Wharves, landing-places, dock-gates, waterside stairs, follow each other continuously right up to London Bridge, and the hum of men’s work fills the river with a menacing, muttering note as of a breathless, ever-driving gale. The water-way, so fair above and wide below, flows oppressed by bricks and mortar and stone, by blackened timber and grimed glass and rusty iron, covered with black barges, whipped up by paddles and screws, overburdened with craft, overhung with chains, overshadowed by walls making a steep gorge for its bed, filled with a haze of smoke and dust.
    Joseph Conrad

Related words: boat mooring, anchor mooring, floating mooring, moorings for boats, mooring for boats, boat anchoring

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