hard aground

hard aground
A ship which has gone aground and is not able to move under her own power.

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • Hard and fast — Fast Fast, a. [Compar. {Faster}; superl. {Fastest}.] [OE., firm, strong, not loose, AS. f[ae]st; akin to OS. fast, D. vast, OHG. fasti, festi, G. fest, Icel. fastr, Sw. & Dan. fast, and perh. to E. fetter. The sense swift comes from the idea of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hard and fast — Synonyms and related words: absolute, aground, authoritative, binding, canonical, compulsory, conclusive, decisive, decretory, dictated, didactic, entailed, final, formulary, hard and fast, imperative, imposed, instructive, irrevocable, mandated …   Moby Thesaurus

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  • Gaspée Affair — The Gaspée Affair was a significant event in the American Revolution. HMS Gaspée , a British revenue schooner that had been vigorously enforcing unpopular trade regulations, ran aground in shallow water, on June 9, 1772 near what is now known as… …   Wikipedia

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