verb (used with object), kedged, kedg·ing.
verb (used without object), kedged, kedg·ing.
Origin of kedge
Examples from the Web for kedge
The launch and cutter being instantly hoisted out, the usual preparations were made to lay out a kedge, to heave the ship off.The Lieutenant and Commander|Basil Hall
Davies just threw the kedge over, and it just got a grip in time to check our momentum and save our bowsprit from the quayside.The Riddle of the Sands|Erskine Childers
Let go the kedge the vessel drifting on Risdons Island, shortened sail: 1/4 before 12 a breeze from the north-west up kedge.The Logbooks of the Lady Nelson|Ida Lee
The crowd of standees in the inner field see it best, and down this mighty nondescript body is echoed the cry "Kedge Anchor!"East of Suez|Frederic Courtland Penfield
When it had gone about a fifth of a mile from the vessel the kedge was dropped, and a signal was given by hauling on the rope.In Clive's Command|Herbert Strang