Definition of mooring in English:



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  • 1A place where a boat or ship is moored.

    ‘they tied up at Water Gypsy's permanent moorings’
    • ‘Moreover, the website of the Hotel which had been designed by your clients had included the private moorings as being one of the Hotel's facilities.’
    • ‘I met up with Ronnie at his boat moorings and after the usual welcome and introduction it was into his flats boat and across the channel to the flats.’
    • ‘The park already has a marina with 100 boat moorings.’
    • ‘Well-tended houseboats line the towpath, berthed at permanent moorings complete with mini-gardens and bankside electricity supply.’
    • ‘Permanent moorings have been established for charter and recreational boats.’
    • ‘There will be a marina and moorings for yachts within the Grand Canal Basin.’
    • ‘In addition new parks, public spaces and pedestrian routes, a new marina, moorings and recreation areas will be built throughout the whole docks area.’
    • ‘Among other findings, there was support for more jetties and holiday moorings.’
    • ‘Eric contacted traffic control and made arrangements to dock the the boat in one of Percy's private moorings.’
    • ‘The club did not need it, however, because it had no marina facilities - docks, moorings or boat storage.’
    • ‘Boats should use permanent moorings, not anchors’
    • ‘Many clubs do not have moorings but certainly have docks, piers, gangways and floats.’
    • ‘Presently it is difficult to locate a mooring to berth a boat for the night, let alone find one to tie to while diving.’
    • ‘However, harbour rules forbid owners with permanent moorings to spend more than a couple of nights a week aboard their yachts, so they cannot become a permanent home.’
    • ‘Mr Fish allowed Elliott to sleep on the boat so long as he did not take it from its moorings in Naburn Marina.’
    • ‘Other suggestions include opening up the river to more boats, providing better moorings and even a floating restaurant.’
    • ‘With 14 permanent moorings on some of the more remarkable reefs, the diving is aimed at every level of experience and is nothing short of spectacular.’
    • ‘He turned slowly around the room, getting used to the feel of the boat again, with subtle hum of the engines, and the gentle tug as she moved away from the moorings at dockside.’
    • ‘St. Thomas harbor was pretty full of boats but most of them were on moorings just west of the docks at Yacht Haven.’
    • ‘There are too many nice boats sitting at their moorings, owned by people with no time to sail them.’
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    1. 1.1 The ropes, chains, or anchors by or to which a boat, ship, or buoy is moored.
      ‘the great ship slipped her moorings and slid out into the Atlantic’
      • ‘In the harbour the winds tore the boats from their moorings and sent them waltzing out onto the open waves.’
      • ‘Three mooring buoys at her bow and stern make it easy to find your way up and down.’
      • ‘But perhaps the simplest and most effective was the introduction of heavy chain moorings which the sweep wires could not sever.’
      • ‘Untying the mooring ropes I pushed the motor into gear, slowly moving away from the jetty.’
      • ‘The ensuing tidal wave had snapped mooring lines, and even boats that had held their moorings were wrecked.’
      • ‘On the lake itself, 35 miles north of the coast, a 200 ft container ship lost its moorings and threatened to strike the Interstate 10 motorway bridge.’
      • ‘Boats toss on their moorings or lay slumped on their sides on the beach, propped uselessly.’
      • ‘He said that when he left his car he noticed that the vessel had drifted from the position in which she was moored and that the mooring ropes were broken and floating in the sea.’
      • ‘That dawn the first catastrophe came when a steam ship broke its moorings and took out all three bridges to the mainland.’
      • ‘He buffeted his way past several rope moorings.’
      • ‘Not until they had slipped their moorings and they were well out to sea did Elissa reveal their destination.’
      • ‘Before we left I attached a beacon to the mooring buoy so that we could find it for a night-dive - this site had to be visited again.’
      • ‘Even those which did stay for any length of time had to survive batterings, groundings and the ravages of the Great Storm of 1869, which pulled ships from their moorings and pitched the Humber into chaos.’
      • ‘Slowly the the boat came into dock with the moorings and a slight thud resounded through out the ship as the cuffs locked down the ship holding it in place.’
      • ‘Rather, he was screaming at an empty boat that had broken free of its moorings and was just floating downstream with the current.’
      • ‘We had somehow got one of our mooring ropes entangled in the propeller of the boat, we had no engines, and we were drifting helplessly.’
      • ‘The first big winter storm will often deposit half a dozen boats (often with their inadequate moorings still attached) on the beach.’
      • ‘Many fishermen may be unaware of the effect of their activities on the salmon stock or may not know that the buoys around farms indicate the presence of a network of moorings and anchors keeping the farm in place.’
      • ‘There were 25 guests aboard when the boat slipped her moorings.’
      • ‘Boats anchored near the Marina are ripped from their moorings and one of them is deposited on Dockweiler Beach.’