Hawse

• (n.) The situation of the cables when a vessel is moored with two anchors, one on the starboard, the other on the port bow. • (n.) That part of a vessel`s bow in which are the hawse holes for the cables. • (n.) The distance ahead to which the cables usually extend; as, the ship has a clear or open hawse, or a foul hawse; to anchor ...
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hawse

hawsehole noun the hole that an anchor rope passes through
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Hawse

Hawse (haz or has; 277) noun [ Orig. a hawse hole , or hole in the bow of the ship; confer Icelandic hals , hāls , neck, part of the bows of a ship, Anglo-Saxon heals neck. See Collar , and confer Halse to embrace.] 1. A hawse hole. Harris....
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hawse

distance between ship's bow and its anchor
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hawse

distance between ship's bow and its anchor
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hawse

[n] - the hole that an anchor rope passes through
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