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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.
1. (Nautical Terms) the part of the bows of a vessel where the hawseholes are
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
(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]
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)]
Past participle: hawsed