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moo ring

  • n  a place where a craft can be made fast
  • n  (nautical) a line that holds an object (especially a boat) in place
  • v  secure in or as if in a berth or dock
  • v  come into or dock at a wharf
  • v  secure with cables or ropes

  • A windlass in the mooring mast hauled the cable upwards and taking out its slack drew the airship's nose into an automatically locking swivel at the very top of the tower.
  • A mooring station for oil tankers at the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Marine Terminal in Valdez, Alaska.
  • Only with the help of the outgoing tide did the Enterprise finally break loose from its unwanted mooring and finish its long journey home.
News & Articles

  • Commissioners kill Jensen Beach Mooring Field project
    Martin County commissioners decide the fate of the Jensen Beach Mooring field, which has been a subject of debate among commissioners and county residents for months now.
    June 12, 2013 - Stuart News
  • Jensen Beach Mooring Field shot down
    Martin County Commissioners decided Tuesday to cancel all plans of continuing discussions on a mooring field at the Jensen Beach Causeway.
    June 11, 2013 - WPTV West Palm Beach
  • Ship owners: Tugboat capt. to blame for tanker crash into bridge
    PORTSMOUTH — Before the Portuguese tanker MV Harbour Feature struck and damaged the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge on April 1, it was under the control of a tugboat pilot who "stipulated the precise number and arrangement of the mooring lines,"...
    June 11, 2013 - Portsmouth Herald

  • Al Gore in Media Matters for America
    In the book, Gore wrote that if the West Antarctic ice shelf "melted or slipped off its island mooring into the sea, it would raise sea levels worldwide by 20 feet."
  • Craig MacTavish in ESPN
    There has got to be a change in that rule. The puck is going into the net anyway; the net coming off the mooring had nothing to do with the goal itself,MacTavish said. "That was a big goal, too."
  • Judy Baar Topinka in Chicago Sun-Times
    The public has realized they got bamboozled by this guy,Topinka said in an interview. "I don't need to say anything about that. Everything I've said during the campaign has come to pass. I think the state needs a mooring because there is a...

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