"mooring" in the noun sense
1. mooring, moorage, berth, slip
a place where a craft can be made fast
2. mooring, mooring line
nautical) a line that holds an object (especially a boat) in place
"mooring" in the verb sense
1. moor, berth, tie up
secure in or as if in a berth or dock
"tie up the boat"
2. moor, berth, wharf
come into or dock at a wharf
"the big ship wharfed in the evening"
secure with cables or ropes
"moor the boat"
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