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Kedge (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Kedged (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Kedging.] [Cf. dial. Sw. keka to tug, to drag one's self slowly forward; or perh. fr. ked, and kedge, n., for ked anchor, named from the ked or cask fastened to the anchor to show where it lies.] Naut.

To move (a vessel) by carrying out a kedge in a boat, dropping it overboard, and hauling the vessel up to it.


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Kedge, n. [See Kedge, v. t.] Naut.

A small anchor used whenever a large one can be dispensed witch. See Kedge, v. t., and Anchor, n.


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