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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

kedgekɛdʒ(v.; n.)kedged, kedg•ing

  1. (v.t.)to pull (a ship) along by hauling on the cable of an anchor carried out from the ship and dropped.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  2. (v.i.)(of a ship) to move by being kedged.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  3. (n.)a small anchor used in kedging.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

Origin of kedge:

1475–85; akin to ME caggen to fasten

Wiktionary

  1. kedge(Noun)

    A small anchor used for warping a vessel (also called kedge anchor).

  2. kedge(Noun)

    A glutton

  3. kedge(Verb)

    To warp (a vessel) by carrying out a kedge in a boat, dropping it overboard, and hauling the vessel up to it.

  4. kedge(Verb)

    To move with the help of a kedge, as described above.

  5. Origin: Perhaps an alteration of cadge.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kedge(noun)

    to move (a vessel) by carrying out a kedge in a boat, dropping it overboard, and hauling the vessel up to it

  2. Kedge(verb)

    a small anchor used whenever a large one can be dispensed witch. See Kedge, v. t., and Anchor, n

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