ground tackle

ground tackle
equipment, as anchors, chains, or windlasses, for mooring a vessel away from a pier or other fixed moorings.
[1550-60]

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  • Ground tackle — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • ground tackle — [tak′əl; ] naut. [ tā′kəl] n. the anchors, anchor cables, and cable fittings used in anchoring a vessel …   English World dictionary

  • ground tackle — noun equipment, such as anchors, cables, or windlasses, for mooring a vessel away from a pier or other fixed moorings …   Wiktionary

  • ground tackle — noun the equipment used to anchor or moor a boat or ship …   English new terms dictionary

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  • ground — (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of the earth; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ground angling — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ground annual — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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