- equipment, as anchors, chains, or windlasses, for mooring a vessel away from a pier or other fixed moorings.
Origin of ground tackle
Examples from the Web for ground tackle
Historical Examples of ground tackle
All the same, this looked as though she were pretty hard on her ground-tackle.The Mirror of the Sea
The ground-tackle was good; it had caught hold of a rock and held on.My Doggie and I
Sure enough, Daggett appeared more disposed to trust to his canvass, than to his ground-tackle.
It is well named--if there ever was an anchor-watch, you keep it here: for no ground-tackle will ever hold like this.
The Swash was not long in getting her ground-tackle, and the brig was soon seen with her topsail aback, waiting to cat the anchor.Jack Tier or The Florida Reef
James Fenimore Cooper