Meaning of kedge

kedge

Pronunciation: (kej), [key]
— v., n. kedged, kedg•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to warp or pull (a ship) along by hauling on the cable of an anchor carried out from the ship and dropped.
—v.i.
  1. (of a ship) to move by being kedged.
—n.
  1. Also calleda small anchor used in kedging.
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