Definition of Mooring line
1. Noun. (nautical) a line that holds an object (especially a boat) in place.
Category relationships: Boat
Specialized synonyms: Headfast
Generic synonyms: Line
Derivative terms: Moor
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Literary usage of Mooring line
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Textbook of Naval Aeronautics by Henry Woodhouse (1917)
"An eye shall be provided in the nose for the attachment of a mooring line. This eye will consist of a 1^4-inch metal thimble secured in an eye splice of a ..."
2. Submarine Mines and Torpedoes: As Applied to Harbour Defence by John Townsend Bucknill (1889)
"The mooring line is then shackled to the centre lug of the sinker, ... The mooring line and cable between the sinker and the mine are then coiled and tied ..."
3. The Popular Science Review: A Quarterly Miscellany of Entertaining and (1873)
"The torpedo is attached to this by a mooring-line of wire-rope, ... The anchor and the torpedo may be fastened to the mooring- line at the proper distance ..."
4. Handbook for Naval Officers: An Aid to Examinations for Promotion by Frederick Vallette McNair (1920)
"Before attaching mooring bolt, test anchor by pulling mooring line. ... mooring line should unreel evenly with brake set to necessitate 75-pound pull. ..."
5. Argosy All-story Weekly edited by Frank Andrew Munsey (1900)
"The don" was riding head to swell and taking the mounting seas like a gull, but they could see from the trend of her mooring line that she was anchored with ..."