What does the word Kedge mean?

Usage examples for Kedge

  1. Seeing this, the captain ordered a kedge to be carried out to warp her off; which, as she hung very lightly, could easily be done. – Old Jack by W.H.G. Kingston
  2. The launch and cutter were now hoisted out, and I jumped into the first to carry out the kedge- anchor, with two hawsers, in order to warp the ship clear. – The Loss of the Royal George by W.H.G. Kingston