hawse

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Alteration of Middle English halse, from Old Norse hals (neck) (compare Icelandic háls (neck)).[1]

Noun[edit]

hawse (plural hawses)

  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).

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hawse (not comparable)

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

Adverb[edit]

hawse (not comparable)

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

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Verb[edit]

hawse (third-person singular simple present hawses, present participle hawsing, simple past and past participle hawsed)

  1. (intransitive, nautical, of a vessel) To lie uneasily to an anchor, typically due to a weather tide.

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Scots[edit]

Noun[edit]

hawse (plural hawses)

  1. halse; neck; throat

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