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kedge


kedge


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kedge  \Kedge\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Kedged};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Kedging}.]  [Cf.  dial.  Sw  keka  to  tug,  to  drag  one's  self 
  slowly  forward;  or  perh.  fr  ked,  and  kedge,  n.,  for  ked 
  anchor,  named  from  the  ked  or  cask  fastened  to  the  anchor  to 
  show  where  it  lies.]  (Naut.) 
  To  move  (a  vessel)  by  carrying  out  a  kedge  in  a  boat, 
  dropping  it  overboard,  and  hauling  the  vessel  up  to  it 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kedge  \Kedge\,  n.  [See  {Kedge},  v.  t.]  (Naut.) 
  A  small  anchor  used  whenever  a  large  one  can  be  dispensed 
  witch.  See  {Kedge},  v.  t.,  and  {Anchor},  n.