Etymology
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mooring (n.)

early 15c., "action or process of making a ship secure in a particular place by means of anchors, cables, etc.," verbal noun from moor (v.). From 1775 as "place where a vessel can be moored" (compare moorings). 

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Definitions of mooring

mooring (n.)
a place where a craft can be made fast;
Synonyms: moorage / berth / slip
mooring (n.)
(nautical) a line that holds an object (especially a boat) in place;
Synonyms: mooring line
From wordnet.princeton.edu