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(Nautical Terms) nautical a strong metal pipe through which an anchor rope passes. Often shortened to: hawse
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(ˈhɔzˌpaɪp, ˈhɔs-)

an iron or steel pipe in the stem or bow of a vessel through which an anchor cable passes.
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Noun1.hawsepipe - the hole that an anchor rope passes throughhawsepipe - the hole that an anchor rope passes through
hole - an opening deliberately made in or through something
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