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hawsehole

[hawz-hohl, haws-] /ˈhɔzˌhoʊl, ˈhɔs-/
noun, Nautical.
1.
a hole in the stem or bow of a vessel for an anchor cable.
Origin of hawsehole
1655-1665
First recorded in 1655-65
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hawsehole

/ˈhɔːzˌhəʊl/
noun
1.
(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
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