Definition of ground tackle in US English:

ground tackle


  • The equipment used to anchor or moor a boat or ship.

    • ‘The foredeck is large enough for sail handling and ground tackle, side decks wide enough for safe passage and the cockpit is large enough to accommodate four adults.’
    • ‘Although the foredeck is only five feet long from the bow to the forward end of the cabin trunk, there is room for storage of ground tackle and handling dock lines, if not sun bathing.’
    • ‘The forward cockpit, although small, has plenty of room for handling bow lines and ground tackle.’
    • ‘When the weather cleared, we removed 9000 tons of ore, laid out ground tackle, used two harbour tugs - when the weather was in our favour, the bigger the swell the better - and bounced her off.’
    • ‘On the small foredeck there is an anchor windlass and anchor storage as well as excellent access for handling ground tackle and bow lines.’