hawse

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

hawse (uncountable)

  1. (nautical) The part of the bow containing the hawseholes.
  2. (nautical) A hawsehole or hawsepipe.
  3. (nautical) The horizontal distance or area between an anchored vessel's bows and the actual position of her anchor(s).

Adjective[edit]

hawse (not comparable)

  1. (nautical) A position relative to the course and position of a vessel, somewhat forward of the stem.

Adverb[edit]

hawse (not comparable)

  1. (nautical) Said of a vessel lying to two anchors, streamed from either bow.

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