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hawse·hole

 (hôz′hōl′)
n.
An opening in the bow of a ship through which a cable or hawser is passed.

hawsehole

(ˈhɔːzˌhəʊl)
n
(Nautical Terms) 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

hawse•hole

(ˈhɔzˌhoʊl, ˈhɔs-)

n.
a hole in the stem or bow of a vessel for an anchor cable.
[1655–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hawsehole - the hole that an anchor rope passes throughhawsehole - the hole that an anchor rope passes through
hole - an opening deliberately made in or through something
Translations
silmäke
klys
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