Definition of 'mooring'
Example sentences containing 'mooring'
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They will also return the sail boat to its mooring somewhere far away. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Some boat moorings are available for residents. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is possible to get a mortgage and you are buying both boat and mooring. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It turned out to be the cooling fan slipping its moorings. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He was found clinging to a mooring buoy. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It was nice to return to the creak of masts and mooring lines and the shadow of the piers. Tuning the Rig: A Journey to the Arctic (1990)He held on to a mooring buoy for 20 minutes until rescuers hauled him out with mild hypothermia. The Sun (2008)Time had slipped its moorings. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is the first sign in Owen that the balloon was about to slip its moorings and fly off over new and unfamiliar terrain. DEVASTATING EDEN: The Search for Utopia in America (2004)And yet, in the world of residential moorings, they are frowned upon. Times, Sunday Times (2013)You can walk the main street in 10 minutes and sailors' tongues slip their moorings after a few pints. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The motion put such a great strain on New York "s mooring lines that they snapped with loud reports. Titanic - Destination disaster (1987)The appetite from investors is there he explained yesterday over iced tea on his yacht, which has a permanent mooring in Cannes. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I turned my back on her, pulled in my mooring line, swung the bow round and blasted out to sea. IN FORKBEARD'S WAKE: Coasting Round Scandinavia (2003)
Trends of 'mooring'
Used Occasionally. mooring is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'mooring'
British English: mooring NOUN
A mooring is a place where a boat can be tied so that it cannot move away.
Free moorings will be available.
Definition of mooring from the Collins English Dictionary
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