Hawse



[hawz, haws] /hɔz, hɔs/ Nautical

noun
1.
the part of a bow where the hawseholes are located.
2.
a hawsehole or .
3.
the distance or space between the bow of an anchored vessel and the point on the surface of the water above the anchor.
4.
the relative position or arrangement of the port and starboard anchor cables when both are used to moor a vessel.
verb (used without object), hawsed, hawsing.
5.
(of a vessel) to pitch heavily at anchor.
Idioms
6.
to hawse, with both bow anchors out:
a ship riding to hawse.
/hɔːz/
noun
1.
the part of the bows of a vessel where the hawseholes are
2.
short for hawsehole, hawsepipe
3.
the distance from the bow of an anchored vessel to the anchor
4.
the arrangement of port and starboard anchor ropes when a vessel is riding on both anchors
verb
5.
(intransitive) (of a vessel) to pitch violently when at anchor
n.

part of a ship’s bow (containing the hawse-holes), late 15c., from Old English or Old Norse hals “part of a ship’s prow,” literally “neck” (see collar). Respelled with -aw- late 1500s.

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