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hawse

 (hôz)
n.
1. The part of a ship where the hawseholes are located.
2. A hawsehole.
3. The space between the bows and anchors of an anchored ship.
4. The arrangement of a ship's anchor cables when both starboard and port anchors are secured.

[Middle English hals, forward curve of a strake, probably from Old Norse hāls, neck, ship's bow; see kwel- in Indo-European roots.]

hawse

(hɔːz) nautical
n
1. (Nautical Terms) the part of the bows of a vessel where the hawseholes are
2. (Nautical Terms) short for hawsehole, hawsepipe
3. (Nautical Terms) the distance from the bow of an anchored vessel to the anchor
4. (Nautical Terms) the arrangement of port and starboard anchor ropes when a vessel is riding on both anchors
vb
(Nautical Terms) (intr) (of a vessel) to pitch violently when at anchor
[C14: from earlier halse, probably from Old Norse háls; related to Old English heals neck]

hawse

(hɔz, hɔs)

n.
1. the part of a vessel's bow where the hawseholes are located.
2. a hawsehole or hawsepipe.
[before 1000; Middle English hals, Old English heals bow of a ship, literally, neck, c. Old Norse hals in same senses, Old Frisian, Old Saxon, Old High German hals neck, throat, Latin collus (<*kolsos)]

hawse


Past participle: hawsed
Gerund: hawsing

Imperative
hawse
hawse
Present
I hawse
you hawse
he/she/it hawses
we hawse
you hawse
they hawse
Preterite
I hawsed
you hawsed
he/she/it hawsed
we hawsed
you hawsed
they hawsed
Present Continuous
I am hawsing
you are hawsing
he/she/it is hawsing
we are hawsing
you are hawsing
they are hawsing
Present Perfect
I have hawsed
you have hawsed
he/she/it has hawsed
we have hawsed
you have hawsed
they have hawsed
Past Continuous
I was hawsing
you were hawsing
he/she/it was hawsing
we were hawsing
you were hawsing
they were hawsing
Past Perfect
I had hawsed
you had hawsed
he/she/it had hawsed
we had hawsed
you had hawsed
they had hawsed
Future
I will hawse
you will hawse
he/she/it will hawse
we will hawse
you will hawse
they will hawse
Future Perfect
I will have hawsed
you will have hawsed
he/she/it will have hawsed
we will have hawsed
you will have hawsed
they will have hawsed
Future Continuous
I will be hawsing
you will be hawsing
he/she/it will be hawsing
we will be hawsing
you will be hawsing
they will be hawsing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hawsing
you have been hawsing
he/she/it has been hawsing
we have been hawsing
you have been hawsing
they have been hawsing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hawsing
you will have been hawsing
he/she/it will have been hawsing
we will have been hawsing
you will have been hawsing
they will have been hawsing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hawsing
you had been hawsing
he/she/it had been hawsing
we had been hawsing
you had been hawsing
they had been hawsing
Conditional
I would hawse
you would hawse
he/she/it would hawse
we would hawse
you would hawse
they would hawse
Past Conditional
I would have hawsed
you would have hawsed
he/she/it would have hawsed
we would have hawsed
you would have hawsed
they would have hawsed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hawse - the hole that an anchor rope passes throughhawse - the hole that an anchor rope passes through
hole - an opening deliberately made in or through something