[hawz-hohl, haws-] /ˈhɔzˌhoʊl, ˈhɔs-/

noun, Nautical.
a hole in the stem or bow of a vessel for an anchor cable.
(nautical) one of the holes in the upper part of the bows of a vessel through which the anchor ropes pass Often shortened to hawse


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