[haw-zer, -ser] /ˈhɔ zər, -sər/
a heavy rope for mooring or towing.
(nautical) a large heavy rope
“large rope used for mooring, towing, etc.,” late 13c., from Anglo-French haucer, from Old French halcier, haucier, literally “hoister,” from Vulgar Latin *altiare, alteration of Late Latin altare “make high,” from altus “high” (see old). Altered in English on mistaken association with hawse and perhaps haul.
noun 1. a knot uniting the ends of two lines. noun 1. a knot for tying two ropes together
[haw-zer-leyd, -ser-] /ˈhɔ zərˌleɪd, -sər-/ adjective, Ropemaking. 1. (def 1). 2. . adjective 1. (of a rope) made up of three strands, the fibres (or yarns) of which have been twisted together in a left-handed direction. These three strands are then twisted together in a right-handed direction to make the rope
[haw-thawrn] /ˈhɔˌθɔrn/ noun 1. any of numerous plants belonging to the genus Crataegus, of the rose family, typically a small tree with stiff thorns, certain North American species of which have white or pink blossoms and bright-colored fruits and are cultivated in hedges. /ˈhɔːˌθɔːn/ noun 1. any of various thorny trees or shrubs of the […]
[haw-thawrn] /ˈhɔˌθɔrn/ noun 1. Nathaniel, 1804–64, U.S. novelist and short-story writer. 2. a city in SW California, SW of Los Angeles. 3. a city in NE New Jersey. /ˈhɔːˌθɔːn/ noun 1. Nathaniel. 1804–64, US novelist and short-story writer: his works include the novels The Scarlet Letter (1850) and The House of the Seven Gables (1851) […]