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A dockworker places a mooring line on a bollard.

A mooring refers to any permanent structure to which a vessel may be secured. Examples include quays, wharfs, jetties, piers, anchor buoys, and mooring buoys. A ship is secured to a mooring to forestall free movement of the ship on the water. An anchor mooring fixes a vessel's position relative to a point on the bottom of a waterway without connecting the vessel to shore. As a verb, mooring refers to the act of attaching a vessel to a mooring.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref>

The term probably stems from the Dutch verb meren (to moor), which has been used in English since the end of the 15th century.


Mooring (watercraft) sections
Intro   Permanent anchor mooring   Mooring to a shore fixture  Mooring line materials  See also  References  External links  

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