ground tackle

noun Nautical.
equipment, as anchors, chains, or windlasses, for mooring a vessel away from a pier or other fixed moorings.

Origin:
1550–60

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Example sentences
Interior starboard and port bow corner cubby storage for anchor and ground tackle.
When using a mooring, do not use an anchor or additional ground tackle.
Single swing point anchoring will continue to be by vessel ground tackle.
Ground tackle aboard includes an anchor stowed in a port bow hawsepipe and an anchor chain that runs from the bow to the seabed.
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