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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. Past tense of ride.
  • n. Nautical A cable, chain, or rope, especially one attached to the anchor of a small boat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The line from the vessel to its anchor. Also warp.
  • v. Simple past of ride.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Redness; complexion.
  • imp. of ride.
  • n. See rood, the cross.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Preterit of ride.
  • n. An obsolete form of road.
  • n. A Middle English form of rood.
  • n. A Middle English form of rud.
  • n. A rope attached to a boat-anchor or killock.

Etymologies

From Middle English at rode, at an anchorage, from rode, a riding; see road.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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