Pronunciation: (moor'ing), [key]
1. the act of a person or thing that moors.
2. Usually, moorings. the means by which a ship, boat, or aircraft is moored.
3. moorings, a place where a ship, boat, or aircraft may be moored.
4. Usually, moorings. one's stability or security: After the death of his wife he lost his moorings.
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