weigh anchor Nautical

weigh anchor Nautical
weigh anchor Nautical
take up the anchor when ready to sail.
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  • Weigh anchor — is a nautical term indicating the final preparation of a sea vessel for getting underway. Weighing anchor literally means raising the anchor of the vessel from the sea floor and pulling it up to the side of the vessel after the engines have been… …   Wikipedia

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  • weigh — (v.) O.E. wegan find the weight of, have weight, lift, carry, from P.Gmc. *weganan (Cf. O.S. wegan, O.Fris. wega, Du. wegen to weigh, O.N. vega, O.H.G. wegan to move, carry, weigh, Ger. wiegen to weigh ), from PIE *wegh to move …   Etymology dictionary

  • weigh — I. /weɪ / (say way) verb (t) 1. to ascertain the weight of by means of a balance, scale, or other mechanical device: to weigh gold; to weigh gases; to weigh oneself. 2. to hold up or balance, as in the hand, in order to estimate the weight. 3.… …  

  • anchor — anchorable, adj. anchorless, adj. anchorlike, adj. /ang keuhr/, n. 1. any of various devices dropped by a chain, cable, or rope to the bottom of a body of water for preventing or restricting the motion of a vessel or other floating object,… …   Universalium

  • Anchor — For other uses, see Anchor (disambiguation). Ploudalmézeau, anchor of Amoco Cadiz An anchor is a device, normally made of metal, that is used to connect a vessel to the bed of a body of water to prevent the vessel from drifting due to wind or… …   Wikipedia

  • Glossary of nautical terms — This is a glossary of nautical terms; some remain current, many date from the 17th 19th century. See also Wiktionary s nautical terms, Category:Nautical terms, and Nautical metaphors in English. Contents: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R …   Wikipedia

  • LED anchor light — A LED anchor light is a newer type of an already existing marine signaling light known as an anchor light , defined by international regulations as a 360 degree white all round light with a given range of one NM (Nautical Mile), two NM, or three… …   Wikipedia

  • way, ways, weigh — Way is colloquial when used to mean away : The mine is away (not way) across the mountain. Equally colloquial and to be avoided in formal writing are in a bad way, to come my way ( to achieve success ), and act the way he does. In an expression… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

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