kedge anchor


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kedge anchor

[′kej ‚aŋ·kər]
(naval architecture)
A light anchor that is used to warp or kedge a ship.
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We would steam out to sea, turn, aim for the beach, drop the kedge anchor and hit the beach hard, drop the landing gear, wait three minutes, then back out at full speed, raising the ramp doors at the same time, using the kedge anchor to 'wind' the ship back into open water.
Nick Gaselee's run of form continued when Kedge Anchor Man followed up last month's Huntingdon win in the novice handicap hurdle, again ridden by Henry Oliver.
Tosawi completed an across-the-card treble for trainer Ron Hodges when proving a couple of lengths too quick for Kedge Anchor Man.
Supporting a nine-year-old maiden is generally utter folly, but there is every reason to believe that Kedge Anchor Man can break his duck at Hereford today, writes Rodney Masters.