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[hawz-pahyp, haws-] /ˈhɔzˌpaɪp, ˈhɔs-/

noun, Nautical.
an iron or steel in the stem or bow of a vessel through which an anchor cable passes.
(nautical) a strong metal pipe through which an anchor rope passes Often shortened to hawse


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